say somethign poncy about yourself - go on

(796 Posts)
Sobernow Tue 30-Jan-07 17:41:22

I think boasting about expensive flights is bordering on chavvy actually, not poncy at all. Surely it's poncier to boast about how small one's carbon footprint is.

BBWBabeLisa Tue 30-Jan-07 17:24:00

My dear friend said I was poncy for pouring Evian into my DD's beaker at toddler group the other day. I think I was justified on 2 counts...
1. It's on BOGOF in Tesco
2. the toddler group had Waitrose Soap in the toilets

NadineBaggott Tue 30-Jan-07 13:34:07


it is actually Tirnanog! Which is why I think it might count as poncy rather than snobby!!

tirnanog Tue 30-Jan-07 13:22:42

that sounds quite cool actually

Just remembered something vee poncy - i am a member of NADFAS - national association of decorative and fine arts socs. Along with all the grey haired old ladies!!

Anchovy Mon 29-Jan-07 11:36:17

LOL Thunderpants "And I thought... what a poncy family we've turned out!! My grandad would have laughed if he could see us. He lived on fags and rabbit brains on toast"

As did mine. And he would just wear a vest at the table when eating the aforesaid rabbit brains"...

When DS said to me last summer "Mummy, did we grow this rocket in the garden or did it come from Ocado" I swear I heard the distant rumble of my grandfather turning in his grave.

NappiesGalore Sun 28-Jan-07 00:44:48

lol lisa... loving the milosevic comment.

is the jan thread still going then?? i have commitment issues, me.... cant stay in one place too long or i get itchy, lol. maybe ill drop in sometime... good to 'see' you anyway

Nightynight Sat 27-Jan-07 23:41:20

interesting thread.

one of the first mn threads was about yoga in primrose hill, and I remember regarding it in awe and wondering if I had landed up in the wrong place.

Im now just looking round my sitting room and wondering if I am completely down to earth and not at all poncey, or if my ponciness is so deeply engrained, that I no longer recognise it as such.

eg I only drink real coffee, but thats just normal in europe, instant is a mere british disease. and the 100 year old Grimms Fairy Tales that dd has just read, is one I picked up as a child in a junk shop. and most of the oil paintings on my walls, I did myself in my art school period. and my children are going to teach themselves skiing on the hill opposite our house as soon as I can afford some skis for them. no, Im definitely not poncey (shudders at thought)

TravellingontheClaphamOmnibus Sat 27-Jan-07 23:15:03

I haven't been to a pub since I left university.

nearlythree Sat 27-Jan-07 23:11:00

I don't believe in sending four-yr-olds to school discos.

BBWBabeLisa Sat 27-Jan-07 23:09:33

Must add, that he was only allowed to watch TV if it was the news, and at the age of about 3 turned to me one day and said "that Milosevic is a b**tard you know!". So at least she wasn't the PERFECT parent!

FirstAtForty Sat 27-Jan-07 23:09:11

Puy lentils

Redbush tea

I find it deeply and irrationally annoying when poo is spelt with an 'h' on the end (unless referring to Winnie, obviously)

BBWBabeLisa Sat 27-Jan-07 23:02:06

Hiya Nappies! Where u been hiding? Not seen u on Jan babies in ages. How's the house coming along?? Anyway, sorry, I digress, back to ponciness, if my snobbery over the neon item doesn't count them I'm snookered.
Can think of lots of things members of my family have done that at the time I thought was pretty poncy, I'll just have to be poncy by association.
My kid brother (now 12, at the time 6) was over from Spain to have grommits put in and post-op was recovering in a suite in a Park Lane hotel (my step-mother chose carefully when she left my old-man) when I went to babysit him for the evening. When faced with the smorgasbord (sp?) on offer from the room service menu he requested carrots, broccoli and eggs. As a junk food addict who at the time would rather have walked over hot coals than eaten a vegetable I thought a 6 year old kid ordering that when he coulda had anything was the ultimate in poncy. Then, when I offered him a sweet he replied "I'm not a lover of sweets!" Now of course I want child-raising tips from said poncy step-mother.

Thunderpants Sat 27-Jan-07 21:19:49

I looked at our breakfast table this morning and saw.... organic milk, organic weetabix, no sugary cereals, granary bread, blueberries, organic blood oranges and innocent smoothies. And I thought... what a poncy family we've turned out!! My grandad would have laughed if he could see us. He lived on fags and rabbit brains on toast

gingermonkey Sat 27-Jan-07 20:01:20

Of course real fur, I didn't realise there was any other? And if we could only go on the hunt again (bloody socialist govt) dd would have fox blood smeared on her face each weekend!

I am joking, of course....................

jajas Sat 27-Jan-07 17:07:51

Oh no not real fur!

JustSometimes Sat 27-Jan-07 16:02:27

Make our own bread (has to be rye)
Tea: has to be green in the morning and Twinings in the afternoon - in a teapot, bien sur!
We will take the tea and homemade scones out to the 'chalet' in the acres of garden (It's a summerhouse, but please don't offend) ponce rating: 8/10
We do have a baby grand piano but only because the full size won't fit....... now am I fibbing?!! (about the piano? Oh yes!!)

chipmonkey Sat 27-Jan-07 15:56:41

I corrected my dsis's grammar and pronunciation so much when we were kids that she bought me "Eats, shoots and leaves" for Christmas one year.

aviatrix Sat 27-Jan-07 15:42:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

gingermonkey Sat 27-Jan-07 15:26:04

fizz, my dd is actually allergic to all wool except cashmere. If someone goes near her with anything knitted she looks in horror at them and says 'is it cashmere?, I can only wear cashmere!'. She is learning about pelts next, no rabbit fur for my little angel - it's mink all the way!!!!!

fizzbuzz Sat 27-Jan-07 14:03:59

I am allergic to all wool except cashmere. My body has overidden my conscious mind in it's desire to poncey

suzycreamcheese Sat 27-Jan-07 13:45:28

is having a panini press poncy?

got barked at by barman once as always say '& fresh orange' back in my tequila days...

squiffy Sat 27-Jan-07 09:05:44

My best friends son is 9. When offered fresh orange juice at a party, he asked if it was made from concentrated oranges, and politely declined when this was confirmed.

squiffy Sat 27-Jan-07 08:52:53

1) I make my daughters formula with Evian
2) I only eat english asparagus, and only in June
3) I don't give my husband Blow-jobs. I get my butler to do it.

NappiesGalore Sat 27-Jan-07 01:08:06

hello lisa!! long time no 'see'... are you well?

no, the giving away of pink horror was a heroic and necessary act... youll have to dig deeper for 'poncey'

BBWBabeLisa Fri 26-Jan-07 22:45:03

Struggling to think of anything poncy.
I gave a man-made fibre marketstall type baby jogging suit in hideous neon pink that we were given by step-mil for DD's birth to charity shop as would be too embarassed to ever put it on DD - even just for visit to said step-mil. Does that count?

mollymawk Fri 26-Jan-07 22:17:40

I can think of lots of things but am too scared to mention them in case they are not really poncey at all, thus revealing me for the utter pleb that I really am...

FrayedKnot Fri 26-Jan-07 22:15:55

I only use salon shampoo & condtioner and would never buy anything they sell in Boots

I take organic green tea & mint teabags to work instead of using the (free) instant tea & coffee provided

slug Fri 26-Jan-07 21:58:58

I make my tea in a pot.

The sluglet was weaned on asparagus and blue cheese.

I make my own soup and bread but most poncy of all....I make my own stock.

(should be worth a ponce factor of at least 3 or 4)

suzycreamcheese Fri 26-Jan-07 21:53:05

mrs spoon sounds more the good life than poncy roasting yer own!
my man makes great job of it, very skilled and no mess ....

swedishmum Fri 26-Jan-07 21:38:55

Am now panicky that CAMy may be close friend of SIL. Paranoia or what??

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 20:44:50

oh this is fun .

ok, so we have a hottub in garden, which cancels out the atrium dining room, no?


we're buying a baby grand piano..... and none of us plays the piano. yet. ponce factor? 8/10
(well, dp can a bit...)

i am impressed with the green coffee bean thing - V poncy.

thedevil Fri 26-Jan-07 20:31:26

you will be coming my way on judgement day then Tirnanog

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 20:27:35

I drive a'Gun Brake'

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 20:08:43

orange or butternut, www?

WideWebWitch Fri 26-Jan-07 20:07:43

I have Cath Kidston teatowels and apron, does that count?
buy quails eggs for dd, who loves them. she also loves avocado
Have never, ever bought squash

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 20:05:40

Is it possible to be a poncey 'pinko'?

jajas Fri 26-Jan-07 19:51:28

I also think that hot tubs are common, sorry!

MeImAllSmiles Fri 26-Jan-07 18:22:00

NP, common, common, I'm the only one I know with one! I want it to be poncy not common!!!!

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 18:11:59

Archers - poncey! Oh bugger! What else shall I do on Sunday mornings....

Arfabrain Fri 26-Jan-07 18:11:51

should you all not be stepping into your freshly drawn baths and gracefully accepting cocktails from Ol' Carruthers or something right now????

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 18:04:57

-even though I live in Ireland,which surely negates all'Ponceness'

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 18:02:13

I listen to 'The Archers' on a vintage radio.

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 17:59:15

I feel my ponciness is already well-established.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:56:49

on Radio 1940 as dh calls it.

Big ponce factor.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:56:08

listening to the archers? You ponce.

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 17:49:26

They make me think of Matt and Lillian in The Archers.

Drinking Gin and Tonic Dahhhhling.

MrsSpoon Fri 26-Jan-07 17:47:49

I would still like one though, a hot tub that is.

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:46:39


MrsSpoon Fri 26-Jan-07 17:46:39

NP, I agree there was someone murdered in one round these parts not so long ago.

MrsSpoon Fri 26-Jan-07 17:45:43

I don't drink instant coffee, we buy coffee in it's green bean state and roast it ourselves.

ponce factor 8/10

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:42:33

"I am poncy enough to query the claim that lounge is a French word."

yes, auld! I was poncy enough to pick up the dictionary to check the spelling of 'wrack' as in 'wracking my brains' but then thought nah. But the fact I picked up the dictionary to check 'wrack' while on a message board is var poncy. I knew I had it in me!

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 17:41:36

'the nub of the ponce'

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 17:40:22

hot tubs are common


pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:39:52

(reply to galore)

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:39:25

"i did make scrambled egg with smoked salmon bits in once, though served on regular plates... does that qualify??"

no. The plates is the whole point. The essence of the ponciness. The nub of ponce.

MeImAllSmiles Fri 26-Jan-07 17:35:53

I have a hot tub, is that poncy?

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 17:27:39

Yes OrmIrian it just doesn't feel right cutting small bunches of grapes for dd using great big kitchen scissors

I think I can feel a Mothers day present from dd coming on

ILoveDolly Fri 26-Jan-07 16:20:14

i didn't think i was poncy but we have some silver napkin rings and we use them...????

AuldAlliance Fri 26-Jan-07 16:17:54

Should have thought through my name more carefully, AA does indeed have dubious connotations. It has been shortened to Auld by other posters, but that just makes me feel ancient.

I did feel momentarily better on reading your post. Atrium is pretty good.

Then I recalled that my mother also calls the room off her kitchen a scullery. But fortunately no scullery maid in it. Nor butler in the pantry, sad to say. Think what she calls a scullery would now be known as a utility room.

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 16:06:52

i suddenly feel very footballers wives...

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 16:05:58

thanks AA (makes me think of alcoholics, that). yes! you win! especially if they have a butler in the butlers pantry... hehe

we had a pantry, but its gone to make way for the double height atrium which is a dining room, or will be. and we will have a housekeepers cupboard (or something) to replace the lost storage space in the new kitchen... make you feel any better?

AuldAlliance Fri 26-Jan-07 15:59:50

Oops, hadn't realised how long the whole thread is.
Posts from LadyMacbeth, Fri 26-Jan-07 at 10:01:12 and then 11:19:15 about words of French origin which people think are posh.
Where I come from, lounge isn't thought of as posh.
My parents, on the other hand, have a drawing room, a vestibule and..... a butler's pantry.
(AA scuttles off in shame at having such a high ponce factor in her gene pool.)

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:50:37

wheres the bit about lounges then? (cant be arsed to trawl through thread, have a poncy house to poncily decorate...)

speaking of which, and along these lines, the rooms have 'names' on the plans so that all relevent parties know what we are talking about when we refer to one wall or another... and (jokingly) we have referred to some of ours as: Family room, Drawing room and Music room... do i win??? (we will call them the living room and the Grown-up living rooms in RL when the builders etc are gone)

AuldAlliance Fri 26-Jan-07 15:42:20

I am poncy enough to query the claim that lounge is a French word.
Etymology questionable, it would seem.
Ban it from your homes by all means, but find another excuse.

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:38:38

grape scissors?? am starting to wish id made time to follow this thread from the start... sounds hilarious (and eye-opening)

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 15:36:03

socci - yes I think that just about defines it. The appearance of a thing is more important than it's use ie grape scissors eh Camy.....

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:32:08

lol pointy. agree crapola (feel sure ive met people who would do that though...)

special things for brekkie? am in awe. can just about function at breakfasttime, let alone summon energy for poncy behaviour... mind you, i did make scrambled egg with smoked salmon bits in once, though served on regular plates... does that qualify??

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 15:28:29


this thread may be of interest to you

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:27:14

lol kiwinat. fast forward to kiwinat starting numerous threads on for sale boards selling barely used beautiful poncy baby items...

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:26:40

I don't do that Nappies, no! That would be... crapola.

And what is it with the special things for breakfast time?? You just couldn't dream it up.

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:25:15

i think the books thing qualifies pointy... would you go so far as to buy books to put on shelf and either not read them or not enjoy reading them, just to have them on display?? - coz that would be poncy.

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:25:00

I use Emma Bridgewater crockery-but only at breakfast.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:24:48

"I don't want him to be ordinary."

kiwinat Fri 26-Jan-07 15:23:57

I spend a large portion of the day on the internet trying to find out of the ordinary things for the babe on the way. I don't want him to be ordinary.

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:21:00

lol at trying desperately to come up with examples of ones own ponciness

and yes, matching shears and gardening clogs def poncy.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:20:30

and I wanted 'my books' as in not dh's limited-themed collection or dds'.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:18:48

socci, i have been wracking my brains to think of something poncy. And now you tell me I wasn't poncy, I was snobby!

Socci Fri 26-Jan-07 15:13:14

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Socci Fri 26-Jan-07 15:11:34

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pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:08:23

When we moved to this house, I remember really wanting all my books on the bookcase in the living room 'cause then visitors would see that I do read some fine books.

That IS poncy. But I should be able to do better than that.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:07:02

I am feeling excluded by this thread. For days now I have been trying to think of a good example of my own ponciness and have come up with nothing that fits the bill. And I know there MUST be something poncy I do, because I remember having poncy feelings occasionally.

I do think that posting on mn is the most poncy thing I do. Probably the only thing I would never own up to.

Anchovy Fri 26-Jan-07 15:07:02

Someone I work with has his initials embroidered on his bed-linen!

Presumably its in case he forgets them during the night...

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 14:34:26

this thread made the talk round-up... and apparntly :

But surely ponce of the week must be Bakedpotato, who proudly declared: "Our builder is called Rupert."

i think i might be a close contender there then, 'cause our builder is called Augustine (Gus)and is really quite posh too. well? do i?

oh and, am refurnishing house and dp wont let me get anything, not a thing, even for the kids' rooms, from ikea. (though thats reflected ponceyness, as in fact, id like to get ikea stuff for the kids' rooms at least.)

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 14:07:25

See? Just can't help it.

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 14:01:55

Don't be so poncey booboobedoo

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 13:56:29

I've enjoyed releasing my inner ponce for a while.

I shall now tuck it away and try to behave in a more seemly fashion.

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 13:55:02

I've thought about it a bit more and I have to say that I'm proud not to be poncey in the slightest. In fact the older I get the less poncey I become. In fact by the time I'm 70 I will probably an addled old bag lady type stinking of p*ss with hundreds of animals in her house who swears at her neighbours and asks the binmen in for sherry ...... just like my dad's mum was

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 13:54:43

It's from my childhood and young adulthood when I used to hang about with real poncey people.

They always had beautiful silver grape scissors

Decant marmalade? No of course not, I like people to know its organic or whatever

Cloudhopper Fri 26-Jan-07 13:54:38

Well, they might sell the machines, have never noticed, but no I meant the cheese! I thought you had struggled to get it in the UK.

bosscat Fri 26-Jan-07 13:51:37

THey dont sell raclette cheese in my bloody waitrose! I had to order it from a specialist cheese shop in Brighton and it cost me £38 for a huge big wheel of it. I had to cut it all up and now I have a ridiculous amount my mother thinks I'm insane

They sell the actual raclette machines in Lidl???? are you sure because there is a whacking great spike sticking out of them, they would be offensive weapons in the Lidl's round here

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 13:48:07

CAMy! No!

Do you also decant (or wish to) your marmalade into a special marmalade container. MIL does.....

AeFondKiss Fri 26-Jan-07 13:47:27

I would never use the word chav to describe someone

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 13:42:46

The Bree contest is definitely running between LadyMacbeth and DizzyBint at the moment

Crassont? Wonder if that's the origins of crass

I too have always wanted a pair of (silver) grape scissors

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 12:56:53

Think you may be right OrmIrian. Some things on this thread aren't ponce - they're old-money-why-would-we-behave-any-other-way.

I'd like to think that mine have been self-conciously pretentious enough to fit the ponce category quite comfortably. My background is middle of the middle.

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 12:53:01

Actually I think that ponce may be middle-class - my parents weren't really that. Mum used to pick me up from school in wellies and an old anorak...but we ate off antique plates and were organic by default as everything was homegrown. I reckon my mil had ponce-tendencies - I remember she lusted after grape scissors once...DH and I laughed at her...

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 12:50:31

My children now tell DH off for calling the meal in the middle of the day dinner (yessss!) and even talk about using napkins in MaccieDs!!

How poncey is using old family silver everyday? Actually that's my parents so doesn't really count. I think I've let the poncey-side down a bit since I married DH...

foundintranslation Fri 26-Jan-07 12:34:49

threshold <cringe>

foundintranslation Fri 26-Jan-07 12:33:43

In Germany 'raclette' is a little table stove/grill thing with individual mini-shovels on which you put pieces of cheese, meat, vegetables and then put them under the grill.

Nothing Disney-themed crosses our threashold either. A student of mine (trainee teachers) did a mock English lesson on a Disney theme and I wrote in her assessment that I didn't think it was appropriate for school.

franca70 Fri 26-Jan-07 12:19:34

no winnie the pooh here either.

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 11:29:30

I won't have any Disney Winnie-the-Pooh themed stuff for my baby. Sacrilege.

Strictly E.H. Shepherd only (if at all).

Ponce factor... 7?

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 11:26:08

Raclette's resemble medieval torture devices.


swedishmum Fri 26-Jan-07 11:25:33

CAMy, I live in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere but can get to J11 in about 5 mins in a hurry (once forgot my passport so had to rush back), or at least I could till they decided to dig up the road on the way to Hythe. Makes Waitrose a pain to get to at the moment

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 11:24:45

ta lady mac, that is lovely

bosscat can I just say they sell raclette in waitrose

Do you have a pierrade too?

LadyMacbeth Fri 26-Jan-07 11:19:15

Fellow poncers...

PA the words are the usual - you know: lounge, toilet, dessert, serviette etc. The kinds that many people think are posh but aren't.

That was hard work typing them.

And. breathe...

Nailpolish the link to the gazebo is here . But this picture on the www does it no justice - you should see it in the catalogue all gloriously set up in English country garden at night time. Ooooo. Suits you.

Cloudhopper Fri 26-Jan-07 11:11:18

bosscat, we got Raclette from Lidl just before Christmas. Is that un-poncey because it is Lidl?

DizzyBint Fri 26-Jan-07 10:51:54

dh thinks i'm a complete snob because our upbringings were so very different. i grew up with my grandparents who can only be described as uber ponces. but i loved it.

all breakfast items are presented on the table in table ware, not the packets/containers they were bought in, this includes..milk, butter, cereals, jams, juice etc.

breakfast table is laid out properly with breakfast cutlery and crockery, a specific breakfast table cloth and matching napkins.

toast is presented in a toast rack.

there are specific cutlery items to deal with specifc breakfast fruits. grapefruit for example comes in a grapefruit bowl (has spikes in the bottom to hold it) with a grapfruit spoon.

my dh on the other hand...thinks if you eat a croissant you are a ponce, more so if you pronounce it properly rather than calling it a crassont.

Ellbell Fri 26-Jan-07 10:45:08

I want bunting .

I have been to a raclette party. Does that count? (With real raclette cheese. In France. With French people.)

I told my children that the TV was broken and wouldn't receive cITV any more because I couldn't stand the crapulous programmes and constant adverts any more.

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 10:38:59

link to gazebo, please

filthymindedvixen Fri 26-Jan-07 10:37:34

I have bunting!
(i make my own.... with the kids)

We have bunting on our allotment too - made from coloured carrier bags. I should shut up now, shouldn't I?

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 10:37:09

LadyM-the lit jam jars is a lovely idea,I shall try that.

jura Fri 26-Jan-07 10:34:27

Ooh, I was reading the CK catalogue in bed last night, and also seriously considered the gazebo! The fact that we have 2 gazebos already matters not one jot.

ParanoidAndroid Fri 26-Jan-07 10:32:15

LadyM - I'm very curious about which words of French origin you won't allow!!! Can you type them?

LadyMacbeth Fri 26-Jan-07 10:30:53

That's a coincidence tiranog! I was just admiring the Cath Kidston gazebo while reading the new catalogue on the, ahem, lav.

Am very as was also fantasising about putting one up in my garden this summer and hanging tea lights in jam jars around it.

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 10:16:08

I have Tibetan prayer flags hanging in my garden.I also have a Cath kidson gazebo!

noddyholder Fri 26-Jan-07 10:12:27

badger has sent me here as I mentioned bunting on another thread

LadyMacbeth Fri 26-Jan-07 10:01:12

I don't think any of these are particularly poncey in the realm of Mumsnet but here goes...

I won't allow certain words of French origin in my house.

I buy food often based on its packaging and how poncey it will look in my cupboard/on the kitchen table, especially when we have guests.

I won't buy my dds clothes with slogans, fluffy animals or Mickey Mouse on them. I also draw the line at lemon yellow and peach.

I will only eat eggs that my chickens have laid and I will go for the vegetarian option in restaurants unless I know the meat is local and free range (and preferably organic).

My children are are only allowed BBC due to the frightful adverts on the other channels.

I listen to Radio 4 and get excited about their forthcoming features.

I refuse to wear any perfume you can buy at Boots (apart from Chanel's Allure Sensuale which DH brought back for me from Chamonix earkier this month).

jampot Fri 26-Jan-07 09:46:58

the day we were in Naas it was cold and raining hard and i was just surprised because there didnt appear to be any other big towny shops. In fact i dont even remember seeing a Dunnes . That said, i dont suppose we were up for really looking.

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 09:40:15

Naas is a very up and coming town

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 09:39:45

I still think we need a little devil icon in here .

jampot Fri 26-Jan-07 09:37:39

i was shocked to see an M&S Food hall in Naas in Ireland - no offence to Naas residents

sunnywong Fri 26-Jan-07 09:36:18

that was because you were post 666, nothing personal

franca70 Fri 26-Jan-07 09:36:14

I have to agree with expat 9.22 post

ItsMeMellowma Fri 26-Jan-07 09:35:58

M&S Food Halls seem to be opening all over in Edinburgh, I predict that by the year 2010, M&S Food shall be deemed as "common"!!

jampot Fri 26-Jan-07 09:34:43

i too have a personal trainer

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 09:29:33

We need a devil icon in here.

FatFikAndFugly Fri 26-Jan-07 09:29:18

Oh I have another 'claim to ponce' I have a personal trainier.. anti ponce fact is I won't be able to say that after today <sobs gently into perfectly pressed white linen hanky>

sunnywong Fri 26-Jan-07 09:26:51

you appear to be the number of the beast, expat

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 09:25:01

The lunch/dinner thing. I thought this was a cultural difference, not a ponce/class thingy.

Ditto supper/dinner/tea. US southerners will often say 'supper' for the evening meal. But in other regions, it's dinner.

Yet some Brits will use dinner for lunch.

It's all so confusing!

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 09:22:06

This thread is fascinating to a foreigner!

Because a lot of the things considered 'poncey' here are quite regular in other places.

And other things some foreigners may not even notice.

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 08:30:21

we have breakfast crockery and cutlery, and seperate crockery and cutlery for lunch and supper

2ManyPimms Fri 26-Jan-07 08:12:25

Bosscat - I LOOOOOVVVEEE raclette! Unfortunately, my raclette maker uses the sliced stuff from Waitrose. Yours is far posher!

arfishy Fri 26-Jan-07 07:41:00

or French, having read the thread

arfishy Fri 26-Jan-07 07:39:50

What sort of porn are you after SW? Waitrose & M&S porn, or Harrods, Selfridges & Duchy of Cornwall?

arfishy Fri 26-Jan-07 07:39:48

What sort of porn are you after SW? Waitrose & M&S porn, or Harrods, Selfridges & Duchy of Cornwall?

sunnywong Fri 26-Jan-07 02:31:16

would either of you care to indugle me in some Grocery Porn and share your shopping lists?

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 02:30:13

So what are you saying swedishmum you live in Folkestone?

I live v. near Channel exits and shop in France quite a lot as a consequence.

swedishmum Fri 26-Jan-07 01:05:23

Bosscat, all French hypermarkets stock it. I do French shop every couple of months but do live less than 10 mins from Eurotunnel terminal. I like to use other cheeses - jaarlsberg is good but my favourite is roquefort. Excellent veggie alternative. We've had ours for years and I still love it.

Mhamai Fri 26-Jan-07 00:33:52

I must have had the ponciest [sp] ex bf who introduced me to good ole twinings and only ate brown bread with cheese and marmalade for breakfast because some uber fantastic ex Swedish girlfriend introduced him to it, she's an ex I am too, poncy women maybe?????????? poncy men Nooooooooooooo!!!!

Sparkler1 Fri 26-Jan-07 00:24:28

Nothing poncy to say about myself at the moment but one of the girls I work with won't drink Earl Grey.........she will only drink Lady Grey!!!

Mhamai Fri 26-Jan-07 00:20:28

Round of applause for the ponces, thread should have read, I'm uber "insert class of choice" and let's see how posh we all are. ps everyone and the mostly aspiring to be above their percieved station. I too have way too many poncy tendencies to mention but am far to poncy to mention them on this thread.

arfishy Fri 26-Jan-07 00:03:32

Suzy - Fortnums Hamper on its way. In a wicker basket of course.

Linnet Thu 25-Jan-07 23:37:14

My dh will only buy the freshly squeezed orange juice from Marks and Spencers.

I buy all our fruit and veg from Marks and Spencers, supermarket fruit and veg is never as nice.

We quite often have Marks and Spencer sandwiches for lunch.

I'm beginning to think we should buy shares in M&S the amount of time and money we spend in there.

jampot Thu 25-Jan-07 23:29:20

wow thats some ponce factor bosscat. Did you find your specialist raclette cheese for the raclette spike?

bosscat Thu 25-Jan-07 23:23:30

I own a raclette. this is a strange culinary item which they have in swiss restaurants or the savoie region in france. it involves putting raclette cheese on a spike and having it with meats and salad. I spent 6 hours on the phone a week before Christmas trying to buy raclette cheese from specialist cheese shops for my raclette party on new years eve.

I am the only person I know who would spend 6 hours looking for specialist cheese

jampot Thu 25-Jan-07 23:20:03

i dont use plastic shop coathangers

jajas Thu 25-Jan-07 23:05:24

I have an Arab horse and drink Lady Grey tea

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 23:02:14

Isn't Classic FM a bit common, though? (The adverts!) I think really it has to be Radio 3.

[My children fall asleep and wake up to Classic FM. ]

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 23:01:20

ds 2.5 insists they are bottom burps
ds's small friend insists they are pooh bangs
which is worse i wonder.......?

margo1974 Thu 25-Jan-07 22:43:48

Corrected my mil & dh on the correct way to pronounce "Hotel Chocolat" (They're commoners from Bexleyheath)

If my dd passes wind she says "oh - I just made a noise from my bottom!" then "Pardon me Mummy" no words like farting in my house

Refuse to text talk when texting

When my husband told one of his colleagues our chosen names for dd2 he asked whether I was posh

Whenever I get excited, the facade slips and I talk lazily and drop my "T"s & "H"s

2ManyPimms Thu 25-Jan-07 20:12:04

I'm seriously I couldn't carry a tune if it had a handle!

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 20:08:19

I cannot imagine not pronouncing the "d" in Wednesday or the "k" in Breakfast. How else would you say it? Breffast?

To pronounce Wednesday totally as written (ie not "Weddensday") is poncey though.

2MP, it was years ago, my choir was featured as we were doing a gig at St John Smith Square, and they interviewed a long-standing member (someone else) and a new member (me!). I think I said something about being delighted at the variety it offered, Rossini in my very first week, recording session at Abbey Road in my second week!

(Since then have done lots more Rossini, and spent many happy hours doing take after take after take in Abbey Road too...)

paranoidand... ha ha ha motto "nothing brand new can REALLY be trusted" or "far too new-fangled for my liking"
pointydog I didnt say that as a grown-up (Her friends snigger) I believed them, its just what, osmotically(not sure if thats a word)I picked up along the way in our gaff! Although I do find myself curling backwards to things that I know I shouldnt.
B and W cat my father pronounces the k in breaK fast! I think thats poncy and a half.

2ManyPimms Thu 25-Jan-07 19:34:56

Jura shoots....she scores!!!

That must be a ponce factor of 25/10!

When were you on? What was the interview for?

blackandwhitecat Thu 25-Jan-07 19:33:10

From my father: peanuts and peanut butter are vulgar and you have to pronounce the 'd' in Wednesday. How poncey is that?

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 19:21:28

Is it poncy or poncey?

pointydog Thu 25-Jan-07 19:07:08

How can pears soap be poncy? It turns into a gob of whitey mush after using it twice.

You're just trying to be poncy, fur.

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 18:42:04

Sorry, nothing that is brand new....

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 18:41:19

Furcoat - I laughed out loud at the dog bit. Cat people are definitely not acceptable unless the cats live out, in the stable or on the farm. (She says, with two pampered cats that live inside...)

I was going to say also re animals, that animals are more important than people - you might be rude/horrible to people but you never EVER mistreat an animal, and they always get fed/looked after before you do.

Nothing is brand new can really be trusted, usually old / inherited / worn in etc is okay - especially for cars, furniture, houses, clothes, umm and I'm sure there are others

ClareBos Thu 25-Jan-07 18:35:59

What a fascinating chat.

I wonder whether being poncy is the same as being a snob? My parents and grandparents suffer badly from inverted snobery, various things are "not for the likes of us" including shower curtains and fresh vegetables (my mother insists that no-one had brocolli, pasta or brown bread in the 70's). If anyone has read or seen Starter for Ten - that was me at university.

Isn't it funny how being English comes with it's own strange set of psychosocial hang-ups. I married an American and we're off to San Francisco within a year, which says everything you need to know about my ponciness.

vulgar =
any soap thats not pears or imperial leather or made at the farm
bubble bath esp - Matey which we loved at friends houses (ruined septic tank prob)
carpet in the bathroom (which we have inherited but covering lovely wide oak boards, will remedy soon.)
coloured towels
see the bath-time link, what must FCANK (oooh love the initials) be doing at the moment???they all ask.

I know - sorry, got carried away!

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 18:14:43

That's not'poncey',that's good manners.

nail polish so right about sitting down and waiting till every one has finished. No leaving the table till every one has finished, except at big family gatherings where the smallest can leave and come back for pudding (not desert). Plates cannot be cleared until everyone has finished.
I do now-a -days find myself turning to Debretts etiquet(sp) and modern manners for all sorts of occasions - how sad. I am just continuing the draconion practices. Which I quite revel in now. I s'pose its like a comfort blanket>>>> sp to all of this.

NotAnOtter Thu 25-Jan-07 17:57:38

ahh this thread is refreshing

gingermonkey Thu 25-Jan-07 17:53:54

My best friend's mother (she shudders at being called mum, so common!) told her that the dining table was not for children, likewise the sofa. When guests were round for dinner the children were to retire upstairs, and not pester the adults.
I grew up on a council estate and DH lived in a caravan until he was 6 but we can be quite poncey nowadays, we offer a variety of teas to visitors, only use china tea cups and only make tea in the pot.

so right!!! Pardon - just as in pardon makes me squirm. Jade would say that after she burped!
its tummy not belly
dummies are completely common (dont believe that now!)
Yeees - no eating in public or stubbing cigarettes out in street (had to get dh to do it for me when we smoked!)
no fancy bow ties when it "black" tie no matching handkerchiefs and they must be ones that you tie
oh the list goes on
yes to thankyous
yes to Mr and mrs blah-blah thank Mrs Blah for her kind invitation.............
every one has to have something they can stand up and do aat family parties cringe cringe - recitation, song, musical piece!!! (thats Yorkshire for you)
People who dont have at least one dog are not to be trusted..........................

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 17:47:18

i agree with the walking and eating - if dd's even have a nibble of anything before they are sitting at hte table - woe betide

and the same goes for starting your meal before everyone is at the table - everyone must be sitting down then you may begin

and i tell dd's you must always say "please may i leave the table"

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 17:44:36

2manypimms - I was interviewed on Classic FM.

Howzat? Score?

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 17:40:47

Excellent post, furcoat. I would add:

It's a sofa, not a settee.
It's a sitting room, not a lounge.
You must never eat/drink whilst walking in public (apart from at horse shows when it is de rigeur)
Never ever clean your landrover
Flower is not pronounced the same as flour. You should say flaaaher.
You can only reply to invitations in one set way and in writing.
Mobile phones are common.
Colour TVs are pretty common too.
Satellite tv is utterly naff (not that it had been invented when I was a child but it's my parents' view now!)
Always ALWAYS write thank you letters.
Never say pardon.

I'll keep thinking .....


Sounds like you had a minefield of etiquette to negotiate! How complicated!

These are things I have been brought up to believe rightly or wrongly :
You cannot say toilet even writing it has bought a small amount of sick to my throat!
You must never never use coloured loo paper, it gives you piles.
We werent allowed to watch ITV because of the adverts and crap content - like god forbid vulgar game shows.
Stripy toothpaste was common.
We were not alowed to wear anoraks.
Normal ovens were ditto - only a range or an aga.
We drank jasmine tea at 4pm
You had to go and visit a hospital or hospice at Christmas and hand round presents - tender age of 6 upwards old people used to grip your hand very tightly.
The cleaner was never called by her first name
You had to write a letter in fountain pen.
people whos perfume you could pick out from a crowd were tarts
tinsel -common
People who put their heating on full time were soft and had no backbone
You must only use flutes for champagne and the cork must sigh when its taken off
placemats are vulgar
also leather clothing not for work wear
children showing off
its napkins not serviettes
tinned food is for poor people
Sugared cerial makes you thick
also fizzy drinks
I never remember my mother saying these 'rules' to us all, but we gleened it over the years.
Arent some or prehaps you might think, all of them awful!
I have just stopped saying plaahstic and elahhstic!
PML at all this will now e-mail siblings to see if they remember more.

2ManyPimms Thu 25-Jan-07 17:04:01

I only listen to Classic FM or Radio 4.

Ponce factor - 5/10

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:32:36

Although possibly you were not joking!

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:29:32

lol at MamaGstring.

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 16:27:56

You're absolutely right MB. 90% of my knobby family are v.v.v. posh but have no cash at all. The other 10% have made their money (shock horror from my dad's family)
and are laughing all the way to the bank

MamaGstring Thu 25-Jan-07 16:27:36

I use punctuation in text messages

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 16:25:48

I refused to list my marriage and children in Debretts, and then my dear parents did it anyway

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 16:25:37

no, poncey would be luncheon!

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 16:24:38

Most of my rellies are complete knobs to be honest!! I'm ashamed of them. And I refuse to wear 'the family signet ring'. And I don't have a nanny that I bring to family parties. And I rode a motorbike to my cousin's wedding at Eton. And I laugh when my son farts.

So perhaps I'm not poncey!

Blandmum Thu 25-Jan-07 16:24:13

Dhs uncle is a Baron (and a plumber which earns him far more cash!)

donnie Thu 25-Jan-07 16:23:14

I say ' lunch' and ' supper'.

is that poncey? my dd says it too.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 16:22:13

What is Debretts?

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 16:21:08

I'm in Debretts. All it means is some of my rellies knobbed a (k)nob and are (k)nobs. Doesn't make you poncey.

Poncey would be I refused to marry someone who wasn't in Debretts''

donnie Thu 25-Jan-07 16:20:34

I believe the correct plural is cappuccini.

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:18:47


expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 16:17:16

Tiranong, do you live in Camelot?

bossykate Thu 25-Jan-07 16:15:23

oh what are you lot like!

"say somethign poncy about yourself - go on"


"affirm your affluence and class status here"

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:14:49

Actually I really do have a Coat of Arms.And the motto is'Go on yer Good Thing'

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 16:09:47

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:09:20

Unfortunately,yes.Would like it to be a bit more Judi Dench though.

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 16:08:38

Oh yes, I'll join the Moet refuseniks. Veuve Clicquot is preferred option chez jura.

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 16:07:00

Edna Everidge?

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 16:05:57

snap to all of that ....but we do shop at waitrose
and the farmers market of course

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:03:18

I'm a Dame.

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 16:03:10

I've got a coat of arms, a family motto, and am in Debretts.

And I only drink Earl Grey or Lapsang Souchong.

On the other hand, I shop in Safeways or Sainsbury's, can't afford Waitrose!

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 16:00:41

who said i was a lady?
i'm a duchess

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 15:58:10

ah, but you ain't a real lady, or you'd not brag about it

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 15:56:30

and a REAL coat of arms
So Nah de na de nana

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 15:53:03

not joking at all and yes just one

anniemac Thu 25-Jan-07 15:53:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kittylette Thu 25-Jan-07 15:49:52

my god, i cant figure out when your all joking or not at all

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 15:49:08

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 15:48:10

ah, no, sorry, it's just a coat. With arms.

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 15:47:42

I have a coat of arms

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 15:46:50

Pah-I Have several all with flags.

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 15:43:33

Only one?

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 15:40:58

We have a Turret

finecheese Thu 25-Jan-07 15:40:06

Balls to those special "mum" bags people keep their nappies and general baby refuse in, I just stuff it all into my oversized Mulberry Roxanne handbag daaaarrrrhhhling

Coolmama Thu 25-Jan-07 15:35:30

forget moet or lp -
1996 Bollinger is the only one to drink - a glass a day.

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 15:32:15

Franca, love, you are just Italian! Bet you don't ever drink cappuccino after dinner either, do you?

The funny thing is that I don't have a problem asking for, say, 'three espressos' (if in a cafe in the UK). But 'one panini' just sounds so wrong.

NDP... whoops... Rayburn? (You see, mine is so old and knackered that the name-badge has fallen off. Actually, perhaps I should refer to it as being 'original' or even 'antique', thus gaining a few extra ponce points.)

MrsBadger Thu 25-Jan-07 15:20:48

am pleased (if not entirely surprised) to find that MN is a veritable hotbed of Moet refuseniks.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 15:17:06

no grief

im just saying if you dont like black tea maybe you are drinking the wrong tea

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 15:09:43

in fact

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 15:09:10

on fact I have't really deicded whether I'm just a ponce or just italian

bewilderbeast Thu 25-Jan-07 15:06:42

oh I love this thread, have just spent the entire afternoon reading it.

Do I get ponce points for the following:

I will not set foot over the threshold of ASDA, Primark or Newlook and the like. I think morrisons and ASDA smell disgusting

Make own bread cakes and biccies frequently, buy taste the difference the rest of the time, will not do plastic bread. Will not use jars or packets of sauce.

Use Dr Haushka face products

think Moet tastes nasty, prefer lp

will refuse to drink whisky if served in anything other than a whisky tumbler

will not read a tabloid I am a guardianista

Enid Thu 25-Jan-07 14:58:49

at the idea of buying my poussins from Sainsburys

I NEVER buy chicken from the supermarket

farm shops only

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 14:57:57

franco..neither do the italians i beleive
we love expresso..
have my own pot of course..about 3 ways to make coffee and we got into greek coffee too in summer...

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 14:55:49

Why the grief, naily?

I don't fancy tea w/no milk. I find it minging.

Some people prefer it w/milk and others don't.

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 14:53:22

I never drink cappuccino in the afternoon

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 14:53:14

try a different tea then expat

tea is supposed to be drunk without milk ffs

MamaGstring Thu 25-Jan-07 14:50:19

I don't drink milk in tea

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 14:49:10

Tea is apparently healthier for you without the milk.

But then it just tastes minging.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 14:48:17

some tea, tea tea HAS to have milk
NO sugar either makes me ill when you taste it yuk....

haven't read the whole thread but

I only drink twinings everyday tea,
wont touch PG tips or the like with a barge pole.
Although I do drink glengettie (loose leaves of course not bags) at my mums.

My friends dh will only drink pellegrino mineral water, but I don't think its that posh tbh they sell it in tesco now.

apart from that Im common as muck

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 14:44:40

actually, tea is best without milk

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 14:44:03

lol jura

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 14:43:46

sheraz..i (and george orwell say after for milk)

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 14:42:32

Have just given the general gist of this to my senior partner. Her contribution:

Never ever watched Big Brother
She has three Mont Blancs in her handbag.

That's why she's the senior partner, of course.

donnie Thu 25-Jan-07 14:28:09

although I am at heart working class and council estate material I do have some poncey ways of which I am proud:

I never read tabloids and will not have Sky in the house.

I know a lot about fine art and the Old Masters

I shop at Waitrose

I hate people who mispronounce words or get them wrong ( eg 'deteriate')

I read a lot and my home is full of books - no trash though, only the Canon.

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 14:27:01

Lol Jura! You win...I'll get me coat

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 14:18:06

anniemac, I would say that the chicken stock fracas would make your dh a 12/10 on the foodponce scale. I thought my dh was bad...

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 14:13:33

lol at la dol-che vita!

anniemac Thu 25-Jan-07 14:12:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 14:08:37

OK, only just seen this. Fantastic thread, have rolled all over the office laughing.

My ponce factors:

Chocolate: G&B? Hotel Chocolat? Oh no, I buy it in Switzerland.
Coffee: never ever instant, and sometimes I buy Jamaican Blue Mountain for the hell of it
Fruit juice: always squeezed, never "made from concentrate".
Wine: I have a share in a vineyard. Buy Champagne by the truckload (well almost - the last time dh bought a load, the invoice showed that the discount was £245!)

Travel: I don't do charter flights, ever. Long haul flights - minimum of premium economy. Trains - if longer than an hour, first class. Oh and I have lounge access in most airports

Don't read tabloids.
Have never ever done the National Lottery.

Jo Malone candles
Regular manicures

In my handbag I have two Mont Blanc pens (one fountain, one ballpoint, natch) in a Mont Blanc leather case.

So, how do I score?

[btw, am total slob in many many other areas]

anniemac Thu 25-Jan-07 13:50:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 13:45:03



itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 13:44:45

EllBell - I think you'ff find it's a Rayburn, my curmudgeonly friend

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 13:43:46


suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 13:42:46

only make japanese tea in my japanese tea pot
green or hatchi, anyone?

Sheraz Thu 25-Jan-07 13:37:36

I only drink tea from a bone china cup - milk first of course!

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 13:37:28

its my birthday on sunday

MrsBadger Thu 25-Jan-07 13:35:29

[makes note]

when ordering a round of coffee for collegaues should one therefore ask for 'two espressi and three cappucini'? And what is the correct plural of latte?

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 13:35:17

I also boycott the cafe that calls itself (kind you not - Franca, you might want to look away now..)

La dol-che vita


Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 13:31:29

It's 'panino'.

Of course, to really get my blood boiling it just takes a sign advertising "Panini's" and "Cappachino".

MrsBadger Thu 25-Jan-07 13:27:56

so tell me [admits ignorance]
what is the singular of panini? Paninus? Panina?

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 13:27:01

Ellbell, panini drives me mad too!

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 13:14:24

Taliban is plural too. I had a really fight with myself when apporving a report recently "the Taliban is" or "the Taleban are"....damn it was difficult.

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 13:10:02

Ooh, I've just thought...

I am a well-known grammar curmudgeon

I refuse to ask for 'a panini' (panini is plural, doncha know)

DD1 has a 9-letter first name and an 11-letter surname

I buy my meat from a farm shop

I have a Raeburn (lower ponce points than an Aga, though), not least because it's old and rusty and needs to be treated with a lot of TLC

I think I may have dragged my ponce factor up from zero to about 3.5

lol at this thread, can't believe I missed it
am guilty of a lot of these and also I speak French at home

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 12:53:07

The more I read this thread, the more I am forced to the conclusion that...

I am dead common!

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:46:15

I'm befuddled.

We got our wing mirrors panned in Dundee, though.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:38:52

Oh blimey, I appear to have started a mini controversy

OK According to Scottish Enterprise this is the area " Tayside" covers:

Tayside covers 3,000 sq miles including Angus, city of Dundee and Perth & Kinross. The quality of the environment, first class education, excellent transport links and affordable housing make Tayside a very desirable place for businesses and residents alike

AeFondKiss Thu 25-Jan-07 11:30:29

I like the dundonian accent

is that non-poncey?

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:28:40

maily ? Of course I meant naily

arfishy Thu 25-Jan-07 11:28:24

I send people Fortnum & Mason hampers for their birthday.

I only wear certificated VVS1 or above diamonds.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:26:44

maily, am on main pc now. Have just replied to your email. Is everything ok ?

Sorry about my crappola Scottish geography

ItsMeMellowma Thu 25-Jan-07 11:26:24

I have no idea where Angus or Tayside are???

I need to travel more, in Scotland....

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:25:26


I'm confused, too!

B/c map always says Angus, but then, like naily said, if you go to BBC Scotland news site, it says 'Tayside'.

AeFondKiss Thu 25-Jan-07 11:24:03

yes expat, she posted it about fifty times too

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:23:31

We pay council tax to City of Edinburgh council, but the police are 'Lothians and Borders'.

Things curious and curiouser.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:23:11


expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:22:48

We own an RAC map that also says it's in Angus.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:21:42

well thats a shit map then

you leave dundee and it says "thanks for visiting dundee" then beside it it says "now you are in angus, welcome!"

and i know cos i live there (angus)

and i pay my council tax to angus council, if i lived in dundee it would be tayside and dundee city council

According to the map it's in Angus!!

map o' scotland

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:16:03

dundee is not in angus

its in tayside

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:15:14

No, it's miles from Dundee, which is in Angus.

Dornoch is WAY north, in the Highlands.

A RED AGA ...really !!!

I have an old range it's black !!!

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 11:13:08

A red one.

I say "five and twenty past /to" and not 25 past / to whatever ....

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:11:57

no ndp its really quite far

now, did you get my email? it doesnt matter now anyway, im off

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:11:45

Make sure you buy him a suit of armour to go wi' it, NDP .

That's where the Home Office is, where I had to go to get one of my visas.

It was a hole!

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:11:21

I thought Dornoch was nearish to Dundee

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:11:08

dornoch is effin miles away! and north of inverness the accent is beautiful

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:10:38

DH is (embarrassingly) fond of shouting 'Govan' at the top of his voice in a Rab C Nesbitt stylee whenever someone mentions Glasgow on the TV. I'm thinking of buying him a weekend break in Govan for his 40th birthday

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:10:33

er excuse me im scottish and posh

BUT im not a snob, or a reverse snob

there si a difference

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:10:30

Dornoch's in the Highlands. Skibo Castle is outside of it.

We have a student from there and he's a lovely boy.

He just sounds like a Highlander, though.

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 11:10:16

I have an AGA.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:09:38

where is dornoch?

i love most scottish accents, dundonian is awful

im dundonian, i just dont sound like one

i now wish i had never brought this up

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:09:22


expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:08:48

I started a thread on posh Scottish accents, and one poster wrote to the effect of, 'Is there such a thing? Really?'

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:08:27

np, am on he laptop so not near my email..... Will fire up the pc and check [sile]

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:08:04

Too bad it tastes so vile, though .

Peppermint tea, that is.

I work in an office full of ponces. There's all this nettle, dandelion, peppermint, Yogi, chamomile and roobush tea all in the staff area.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:07:57

np, my friend's gran lived in Dornoch (sp) and she had a very posh Scottish accent [puzzled]

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:07:31

ndp did you get my email?

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:06:51

steppy, peppermint tea is natually caffeine free

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:05:13

THANK YOU fimbo, sweetie

Pruni Thu 25-Jan-07 11:04:53

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expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:01:32

I can't hear a Dundonian accent, but DH can.

At a supermarket in Perth, he asked an employee where the microwave popcorn was. The chap had DH repeat himself twice.

DH walked away, later remarking, 'Sad Dundee chap. They canny speak English there.'

Yeah. Pot calling kettle black there.

The only tea in this house is Green, Camomile and earl grey,
We have no instant coffee just fairtrade posh decaf stuff,
The only booze I drink is Veuve Champagne, I sleep on white egyptian cotton bed linen, I only burn posh candles as the fragrance is much nicer, I still call my parents 'mummy and daddy' and...
... I live in a modest 3 bed semi

Fimbo Thu 25-Jan-07 10:59:47

If (big if) we ever move back to Scotland, we will not be residing in Dundee purely so as the dc do not pick up the accent.

Steppy1 Thu 25-Jan-07 10:59:06

Will only drink twinings earl grey (with a smidge of skimmed milk) or peppermint decaf (NO milk !!)

Park the car in our garaaage darling (NOT garridge!!)

and will only buy the childrens school shoes from Ecco

(all above can be very equally cancelled out by some pretty disgusting habits though )

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:58:08

..its a fair cop..n'all guv..just dont make me conceive...aaahhhh......

folic acid, anyone?

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:54:05

rofl suzy

I put the recycling out in Ocado bags and recycle the Asda ones at Tesco.

I only buy white goods/kitchen appliances/computer stuff/mobile phones etc from John Lewis.

Sausages come from the butcher, not the supermarket.

I didn’t know until this thread you could get instant tea! The very idea!

I met a 19 year old who had never had an avocado and I judged her.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:53:12

ndp..guilty as charged at not reading thread properly m'lud
ten days in the conception threads, take her away...

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 10:48:36

Ah,I too call it a mantelshelf!

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:48:06

Erm, yes, hence, 10.40 post followed by a .

As in, this is a joke that you can get a packet for summer house here.

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 10:47:44

Awww MI that's so lovely though!

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:47:04

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:46:40

yes i know, suzy and ndp, but i didnt think she was listening

motherinferior Thu 25-Jan-07 10:45:44

I have made individual mini gingerbread men (with fair traded ginger and organic butter and flour) for DD1 to give out in class instead of sweets on her birthday.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:45:35


I think both of you, suzy and np, will find that I was the first to put expat straight on the glazed shed issue

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:45:06

Yes, I know, NP. And that could go for a packet here!

Hence, the cartoon in the Evening News, with a wheelie bin with a sign on it reading 'Under Offer', and one councillor saying to another, 'Well, at least we got £100,000 for it.'

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:44:32

i call it the mantelpeice!
it is a mantelpeice, what on earth else could someone call it the shelf at the top of the fireplace..rolls off the tongue lol

CheesyFeet Thu 25-Jan-07 10:44:28

Erm... I am slowly losing my Blackpool accent. Not very poncey but I am struggling to think of anything else.

Time to ponce up a bit methinks

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:43:16

oh and dont store butter in fridge, in butter dish spare in fridge..
got to be spreadable, but i hate the spreadable s they make...wary of that stuff..

Bugsy2 Thu 25-Jan-07 10:43:05

I sound old fashioned posh - like newsreaders used to in the 1950s!
I always say "I beg your pardon" & never pardon.
I call the thing above the fireplace, the mantelshelf.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:42:16

np i just said that!

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:41:14


a summerhouse is shed with a window

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:40:19

If you had a summerhouse here, you'd be rich!

YOu could easily get £100,000 for it.

And then you could afford to buy a fridge for butter

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:38:59

expat, offski?
are you heading off to your summerhouse w/ lump of local butter?

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:38:38

I think Sean still has a place here, though.

Probably in the New Town somewhere.

Maybe next to Joke McConnell or that.

My work colleague says he's a wifebeater.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:35:26


expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:34:46

It's too Dickensonian, bourgeois and poncey.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:34:15

Haven't you heard some of the way some people speak here?

They don't all speak like Sean Connery, and it's a good thing, because he sounds like a knob, anyhow.

I can't wait to see the back of this place, though.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:33:31

no expat.. it comes by boat anyway..i always bought it even when really really skint..

like a bit of bread w/ my butter...

and summerhouse is garden shed w/ windows
gazebo is open sides w/ roof and roses..
basically i think

Lizzylou Thu 25-Jan-07 10:30:53

I make my own chestnut stuffing at Christmas with fresh chestnuts and spend blooming ages peeling them.

Not poncey just a waste of time and effort (and wrecks your hands)

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:30:30

expat, i would too if i lived in Edinburgh, but my dd's are in serious trouble if the develop a dundonian accent
<hard stare>

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:29:02

Oh, it's a gazebo!

Those are cool.

Say NO to excessive food miles! Go local!

Loshad Thu 25-Jan-07 10:28:42

I had a simply super session with my dressage trainer yesterday (who also trains a British team member of course [snurk emoticon]) using my Albion Saddle,

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:23:34

naw..its lurpak OKAY??

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 10:22:08

Lol Expat. No not another home - a little wooden shed in their garden where they have a cup of tea! My mum call it her Summer house and dh takes the piss mercilessly

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:22:06

i buy hand roasted coffee beans from the man who does it himself..

instant coffee is just pure vile drain sludge in granule form

earl grey w/ lemon
organic peppermint tea
fairtrade clipper for normal

Anchovy Thu 25-Jan-07 10:22:04

When DS was nearly 3 and at his tantrummingly irrational best, we were on holiday in Norfolk (which presumably has a ponce-ability rating itself) and I told DS we needed to go to the supermarket. He burst into tears in the entrance to - gulp - Safeway and started whimpering "I thought you said we were going to Waitrose". (The ponce-ometer rises).

And I told that story to the Chairman of WAitrose over dinner (Ping - the ponce-ometer hits the bell at the top).

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:21:19

lol @ expat's misunderstanding

Summerhouse is another word for a glazed shed !

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:20:06

Lurpak is suspect because IME it goes melty faster than Graham's, a local brand we buy.

Lurpak is imported.

Say NO to excessive food miles!

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:18:53

its not butter its lurpak

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:18:33

I am seriously considering privateely educating my DD.

I don't drink tea/coffee, only organic peppermint tea

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:18:10

'summer house'.

is that like 'holiday home'.

why don't people just call it their 'other house'.

my dad's got three of them.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:15:22

I let my daughters speak how they please.

Because I know, when they go to America, no one's going to give a flying £"$%, all they'll hear is 'Scottish accent' and they'll have the men queued up just on that alone.

Lizzylou Thu 25-Jan-07 10:14:39

NP, I am struggling to stop my DS picking up a northern accent and he is always complimented on how "posh" he sounds.

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 10:11:55

My parents have a 'summer house'. (Dh insists on calling it their shed)

bundle Thu 25-Jan-07 10:08:18

oh yes naily, loose, we don't really do bags any more..

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:05:47

i only drink earl grey, and loose

i refuse to let my children take on the local accent or dialect to its full extent

bundle Thu 25-Jan-07 09:56:24

<<hijack, califrau
I have some cow earrings from a friend, who now lives in Berkeley but is from the cheese state of Wisconsin>>

foxtrot Thu 25-Jan-07 09:56:02

Nutella, not chocolate spread
Butter, not spread, marg or anything else

Dinosaur Thu 25-Jan-07 09:55:36

I went to Oxford.

Themoon66 - Tell me which colour and I'll get her to nick the Dior lippie to order !!!

DD was fairly poncey the other day after going to AN Others house - " Their bread was a funny colour mummy" "Really" say's I thinking mmm - orange? sky blue pink with dots on?? " Yes - it was .... WHITE" !!

CAMy Thu 25-Jan-07 09:44:56

At least 7, FIT

We, poncily, have lunch and supper

foundintranslation Thu 25-Jan-07 09:41:32

This is about the only thread I've got the energy to read right now and I'm loving it.

ds has only ever had organic food
I have hatwoman's aversion to labels
Wouldn't touch instant coffee
We have several pots of home-grown organic basil on the kitchen windowsill
that's it. Ponce factor 6?

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 09:32:58

These are great!

I inwardly wince when people call lunch 'dinner' and dinner 'tea'.

We go camping, but I hate it and am like Margo from the Good Life about the whole 'roughing it' thing.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 09:23:50

My children are not poncey.

MrsJohnCusack Thu 25-Jan-07 00:41:27

oh I remember that story from before about Waitrose hatwoman - hilarious!

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:37:48

yep. spanish stew. with chorizo in it. what will they think of next

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:36:55

MrsJ - that's wonderful!

JanH Thu 25-Jan-07 00:36:22

chorizo? stew? I thought it was Spanish sausage?

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:36:09

and then there was the time when I was being all middle class and poncey on the train, trying to see if dd could read any words from the newspaper. having very little luck (not that many headlines with "cat" or "dog" in) until I turned the page and dd's eyes lit up "I know what that says" she shouted with a huge excited grin. "it says WAITROSE"

Aloha Thu 25-Jan-07 00:35:26

I buy clothes for them from Tulip & Nettle, which is uber-poncey. Knickerbockers and 'hero' shirts. I bought the latter, by the way.
I am poncily proud they love olives and feta cheese.

MrsJohnCusack Thu 25-Jan-07 00:35:16

my 6 year old niece is a fabulous ponce too
when I asked her how often she and her sister went riding, she said 'oh every weekend that we're not in France or skiing'
love it

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:33:44

children being poncey brings us into a whole different league. I can remember the first time I heard of chorizo, it was 2000 and I was 30. and I thought the sandwich shop in question ought to make cler it was meat in its stew, for the sake of unwitting vegetarians. dd2 clamoured for it before she could even say it. it was her favourite pudding and she's shout for it from her waitrose trolley.

Aloha Thu 25-Jan-07 00:33:05

Oh, and this is very, very poncy in a dull middle-class way, I had a proper punch and judy man for ds's birthday.

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:31:17

I thought that too ellbell. just think of all those wasted food miles whilst it goes from field to wherever it gets packed and back to swedishmum's house, she's surely under an obligation to just help herself

Aloha Thu 25-Jan-07 00:30:55

My children are poncy. My son's (aged five)current favourite activity is translating English into French via Google language tools, my almost-two-year-old daughter (who owns three cashmere sweaters) said today, 'I don't want to go to my house. I want to eat cafe food' and they both clamour to be taken to Daisy & Tom's on the King's Road to watch the Peter and the Wolf puppet show, which sends them into ecstasies. My daughter also wears vintage Victorian dresses in summer.

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 00:29:20

Swedishmum... you've been had. You want to just jump over the fence at dead of night and scrump the bleedin' veg!

[Ellbell forfeits all ponce points]

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:29:02

and I have a Steinway.

magicfarawaytree Thu 25-Jan-07 00:24:03

I had a suite a the hilton hotel, park lane. my boss only got a room.!

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:23:44

I know how to pronounce Moet et Chandon. and why.
I refuse to wear labels.
I had a wormery for Christmas from dh whilst his PA had a Gucci handbag.
I have a dh who booked two flights to come home from ski-ing in case the snow really is crap
I have a penchant for that truffle fed chorizo that's actually more expensive than gold (but loose a point for not being able to remember its name)
My children's names have an implicit reference to their Scottish ancestry.

magicfarawaytree Thu 25-Jan-07 00:23:22

I dont consider something proper choloate unless it is 70%

sandcastles Thu 25-Jan-07 00:23:14

I've had tea at The Ritz

magicfarawaytree Thu 25-Jan-07 00:21:16

I warm my cup before making tea.
I alway pronounce my 'th's
i call my mother 'mummy'
In our house we have fruit tea, normal instant, decaf tea, green tean and peppermint tea.
we always sit at the table for meals

MrsJohnCusack Thu 25-Jan-07 00:16:34

I LOVE this thread
Am guilty of many items of ponciness that have already been mentioned.
now I live in NZ my ponciness has been enhanced beautifully.

hunkermunker Thu 25-Jan-07 00:14:28

Class as I live and breathe, Greeny

Greensleeves Thu 25-Jan-07 00:07:08

I usually only fart when dh is out of the room or asleep

swedishmum Wed 24-Jan-07 23:52:33

I had letters after my name before I did my A levels (LTCL - music diploma)
My coffee machine (Pavoni) is the same as the one on Ab FAb though I had mine first.
I only buy presents for teachers from Carluccio's or White Company.
The contents of our organic box are grown just across the field from our house.

funkimummy Wed 24-Jan-07 20:37:29

Um let me see....

I only use clarins for my skincare routine.

I re-trained at a private college as a beauty therapist because I got bored of my job in the City one day! (I don't do either now!!)

I don't drink tea or coffee....just water.

I went to a private school in the middle east when I was a child.

Ponce factor.......7?

The fact that I drive an Astra and shop at Asda or Morrisons? Reduce that by 3.

So by my mathematical genius that makes me a 4!!

controlfreaky2 Wed 24-Jan-07 20:11:10

mrs b, i hang around the inns of court... tel me what she looks like and i'll trip her up if i see her.....

pointydog Wed 24-Jan-07 20:08:33

I post on mumsnet regularly.

Muminfife Wed 24-Jan-07 20:00:12

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PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 19:41:52

oh forgot about the racehorse...
where to start, where to start, that is the thing

Oati Wed 24-Jan-07 19:40:42

wot no racehorse mention yet PPH?

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 19:39:36

maybe if you spelt "lunch" and "britannia" right we'd be more impressed

Califrau Wed 24-Jan-07 19:26:48

In the case of Parmesan - I have to know where it came from. I doubt anyone from Wisconsin (The CHEESE State!) has ever been. I lived there. No authentification, no cheese.

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 19:20:28

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lacrimosa Wed 24-Jan-07 19:15:14

I have had luch with the queen on the royal yacht Britania xx(ooh maybe thats not poncy enough!)

Pann Wed 24-Jan-07 19:11:05

I know I am a ponce as I was told I am, when I asked the barman to clear some 'deris' off a chair before I sat on it in a public house. In the course of doing so he grunted under his proletarian breath "feckin' ponce.."....I replied loudly, "I know".

I also INSIST people drink lager from glasses rather than from the bottle, I specialise in expensive moisturisers, have the baked beans beside the toast, not on it......and only wipe boggies on surfaces where they will not be found until they are completly dried out. See?

turquoise Wed 24-Jan-07 18:47:03

turq ready for a sedate breaststroke, head rearing out like Nessie

(actually I meant I never wash my face with water).

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 18:42:01

dh calls it The Lavatory

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 18:35:16

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FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 18:33:16

I believe moggeling is v low brow
<titter, runs>

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 18:32:08

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treacletart Wed 24-Jan-07 18:24:03

I will only buy white loo roll - and I don't call it toilet tissue

turquoise Wed 24-Jan-07 18:20:34

I drink jasmine green tea.
Won't set foot in a public swimming pool (or allow the dcs in)
Never ever get water on my face.

<heads off to anti-ponce thread with far more to offer there>

CocoLoco Wed 24-Jan-07 18:15:42

My older boys won't eat anything from fast food places, and my youngest asks for sushi as an after school snack.

AND our local 'drop in and get some milk on the way home' shop is supplier of seafood/fish/meat to poncey restaurateurs like Heston Blumenthal.

Blandmum Wed 24-Jan-07 18:08:23

Oh, I had tea with a millionaire last weekend!

I fed him ham and cheese sandwiches and left over frozen nibbles from xmas.....which must have been a bit of a culture shock for him

Blandmum Wed 24-Jan-07 18:06:57

I was so left wing I glowed in the dark, was feminist and Welsh. I ticked lots of their minority boxes.

nvere managed the lesbian one, just too darned het!

twoisenoughmum Wed 24-Jan-07 18:05:27

Today I returned some clothes lent by nursery when DS wet himself. 1st bag I grabbed to put them in was Tesco. I put it back and rummaged around until I found an Ocado bag.

JoolsToo Wed 24-Jan-07 18:05:18

is it poncey not to swear?

nogoes Wed 24-Jan-07 18:04:21

I don't do instant tea or coffee.
I regularly have smoked salmon sarnies for lunch (although I did say sarnie so not sure if that counts).
I only use elemis skincare products.
When I asked ds (2.5) what he fancied for tea he asked for chick pea curry .

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 18:04:04

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beckybrastraps Wed 24-Jan-07 18:03:13

Which is the snobbiest university in London?

Mercy Wed 24-Jan-07 18:03:07

pmsl Hunker!

Or Cross Stitch Collage?

beckybrastraps Wed 24-Jan-07 18:00:36

MB - claming to be the 'token leftie' of Oxford's snobbiest college is supremely poncey..

I went to the snobbiest uni in London, me and my flatmates used to give dinner parties with fresh seafood (live lobsters in the fridge and everything).
I also flew Virgin Atlantic Upper Class both ways for my honeymoon. It was DH's first ever flight so imagine his face at the British Midland Economy seats on the following year's holiday.

Blandmum Wed 24-Jan-07 17:54:12


NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 17:48:31

now that is worth celebrating themoon66!

princessmel Wed 24-Jan-07 17:48:24

I'm the same as Northener, except for the instant coffee. I don't drink any coffee though.

hunkermunker Wed 24-Jan-07 17:47:10

Was it Muriel Collage, MB?

Mercy Wed 24-Jan-07 17:45:31

MB, being super duper intelligent is not poncey.

snobby collages in Oxford are though!

hunkermunker Wed 24-Jan-07 17:43:49

I've thought of something. Maybe.

I prefer wholemeal pasta. Yes, honestly.

Blandmum Wed 24-Jan-07 17:40:47

I went to the snobbiest collage in Oxford (jimjams will back me up on this ) Ponciness 10/10

I was their token leftie. Ponciness 2/10

themoon66 Wed 24-Jan-07 17:38:33


themoon66 Wed 24-Jan-07 17:38:10

My kids have made it to ages 20 and 15 without every eating a McDonalds.

Yeahinaminute.... can your mum nick me a Dior Lipstick please??

FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 17:21:28

I only use Paul Mitchell hair products.

hunkermunker Wed 24-Jan-07 17:19:22

<<shuffles off thread>>

Califrau Wed 24-Jan-07 17:17:02

I buy over priced imported real Parmesan cos the stuff from Wisconsin tastes like hoof scrapings.
When I was in the UK I used to get my Parma ham delivered from a deli in London for special occasion because I am a ham connoseur and it is the only UK supplier of my favourite. Poncetastic.

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 17:16:53

ok you lot, I need you to ponce my diary

am off home now but expect to find a thread full of solutions tomorrow morning [stern look]

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 17:15:41

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Booboobedoo Wed 24-Jan-07 17:14:51

Megglevache: my wedding breakfast .

hunkermunker Wed 24-Jan-07 16:57:17

Oh, and a couple of months ago he sobbed because we didn't have any apple rice cakes...

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 16:57:08

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Flamesparrow Wed 24-Jan-07 16:56:47

Wish I could afford to be poncey....

The only thing I have is standing alongside Capp looking down my nose at nasty disposables.

hunkermunker Wed 24-Jan-07 16:56:40

DS1 pesters me for M&S sandwiches. Is that poncey?

Not that I have two mums - tis the only one - she of the mad sayings and light fingeredness !!

My mum - The one with Klepto tendancies - only ever nicks Chanel/Dior/YSL tester lipsticks and tester face and hand creams !! and only from House of Fraser (Jolly's here)- never Boots or anywhere "downmarket" !!!

Now that is poncey !!

filthymindedvixen Wed 24-Jan-07 16:43:13

last time i was in charge of supplying snack for preschool I brought twatirose organic raspberries and homemade, fairtrade, organic chocolate brownies for the little darlings.
(I won't eat processed meat products though, shop bought pies, suas rolls etc Is that poncey? Or just sensible )

I also bake rather than buy.

But I'm too poor to be poncey most of the time. Otherwise I'd be all fur coat and no knickers...

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 16:42:56

No, because I shall start slagging off xp and the Reform, which does nothing for my reputation.
I still shudder in case I meet his mother hanging round the Inns of Court.

controlfreaky2 Wed 24-Jan-07 16:39:22

dh is member of rac (no the CLUB).... shall we start a "i / my dh is a member of the foolowing clubs"?? [ponce emoticon]

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 16:38:00

The Lansdowne is a club in London which has a fencing club - you know, where they filmed the fencing bits of Die Another Day.

poncetastic but the food's quite good.

LittleSarah Wed 24-Jan-07 16:37:45

I really wanted to drink Lapsang Souchong tea. I had visions of my self ordering it in ringing tones, 'Oh yah, I'll have Lapsang Souchong, thanks ever so much.'

Then I tasted it.

No we're not "in Town" either but the A and N is really cheap at the weekends to stay over !!

belgo Wed 24-Jan-07 16:36:09

I have a pink Smeg fridge and it's beautiful

The Lansdowne is a club in Pall Mall

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 16:35:45

Mmm, pizza's delicious.

So good for you, too, w/veg toppings.

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 16:35:24

No bells offhand yeahinaminute, but we are Not In Town so aren't there that often.

controlfreaky2 Wed 24-Jan-07 16:34:53

i never go on and on and on about PIZZA

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 16:32:37

What is Landsdowne?

Make pizza base in the bread machine and do your own at home.

DELICIOUS and better for you.

controlfreaky2 Wed 24-Jan-07 16:32:34

i have never been to a soft play centre.
i have never been and will never go to disneyland / disney world / legoland etc etc

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 16:31:44

we have lovely pizza place near us does really thin crispy ones. indian and chinese bit of no-no after dh saw documentary on sludgy meat they use.

MrsB - My dear friend fences but I think he's is/was a member of the In/OUt club - now they've joined the Lansdowne I think - I won't hand out names here but he's an archealogist with the Museum of London and his DW is a barrister - ring any bells ??

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Sheraz Wed 24-Jan-07 16:28:00

I sometimes talk in french for dramatic effect - so pretentious.

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 16:27:43

I had NO idea what squash was when I moved here.


It's fake-o.

hana Wed 24-Jan-07 16:27:34

primark reeks near me

hana Wed 24-Jan-07 16:26:56

oh this is good
girls have nevewr had squash or white bread
i iron pillowcases

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LittleSarah Wed 24-Jan-07 16:25:31

Hmmm, well I am a little poncy I guess, but not as much as some here.

I don't buy jar/packet sauces.
I don't go to Primark.
I drink Assam tea (don't know if that counts).
I make my own bread (but not all the time), cakes, biscuits and so on.

(There a lot of things on here I'd like to do but money tends to stifle my poncy possibilities).

dotcotton Wed 24-Jan-07 16:24:40

Yes, Primark smells of cheap cotton. And the sweat of child labourers.

I wear it though.

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 16:24:19

I live in a small down where the KWIK save is being converted to an M & S foods <<sigh of relief>>

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 16:24:05

No, doggie. And he was military-trained.

So was my dad.

'Marksmanship's a gift from God' - Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

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MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 16:23:12

only for the fencing connections, you know

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MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 16:22:30

[pictures tirnanog standing over cells of nectar fanning them with her wings]

perhaps fairer to say you collect your own honey?

So no ponce awards here then just posh ones ??

Lansdowne - Nice !!!

A and N only allowed us " ladieeess" in to gentlemans bar 2 years ago - misogynists !

You have a point expat. Also, I suppose someone hanging out of a tower block window in the Gorbals with an airgun could not be described as poncey.

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 16:20:34

netto makes me cry

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 16:19:54

Bees are stingy.


tirnanog Wed 24-Jan-07 16:19:04

I make my own butter,honey and bread.

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 16:18:56

Shooting is poncey?

Nah. It's self-defense most of the time.

And plenty around the parts where I'm from use it as a means to feed themselves off their own land.

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 16:16:57

hmm at Army and Navy - Lansdowne all the way round here.

Also Huntsman and Waterman (but in black), and the Barbour is the one my dad had at school...

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 16:16:41

woolworths makes me sniff

Shooting etc just posh, not poncey

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 16:15:15

Oh, dear, I've been shooting since I was 6, and at one point owned 3 guns, licensed to carry in two states and concealed weapons permit in Texas.

But where I'm from, there's nothing poncey about that .

I got my first Waterman when I was 18.

Bink Wed 24-Jan-07 16:15:14

ds (7) is shaping up: "Oh look, Daddy, a Donald Judd "

My mad father called me yesterday and said

Oh I've just been to see a few acres of woodland/paddock in Hampshire that I thought it would be fun to buy then you and dd/dh and friends can go camping


(has he never heard of a campsite?)

My Barbour is over 20 years old

I only have proper Hunter wellies

I have my own gun - A Beretta Silver Pigeon and Swiss Army Knife - The Huntsman model

My DH and I are members of the Army and Navy Club in St James

I only use a fountain pen too - Mont Blanc given to me by my father and a lovely old Waterman and I don't use Quink ink - Mont Blanc ink for the MB and Waterman ink for the Wman - both in old brown !!

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 16:06:11

she is 12 - cant dance- learning to be a lady

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 16:05:29

Classes for deportment?

Wouldn't ballet suffice?

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 16:04:23

dd1 always asks for lemon on her smoked salmon

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 16:03:18

I am called Miranda ( beat that!)

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 16:02:42

my daughter s going to deportment classes!

oh I use yeo valley organic spreadable butter

what does that do for my ponce rating???

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 16:02:15

there is no fat but butter in or fridge

dotcotton Wed 24-Jan-07 16:01:32

I'm afraid i use Anchor spreadable so maybe i'm not such a ponce after all.

I do refuse (and did even as a child!) to eat salad without french dressing on it.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:58:55

even butter has to be organic in our house. or at least from happy cows in guernsey

How do you keep your butter spreadable though? Even out of the fridge my kitchen is too cold. Have reluctantly gone back to marge.

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:57:45

Margarine is fake.

Just say NO to fake 'food'.

It's not food.

And supermarkets are killing the farming industry.

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oh god I can't BEAR margarine <vomit>

I only buy long spaghetti

tirnanog Wed 24-Jan-07 15:50:06

We got married in it.

dotcotton Wed 24-Jan-07 15:49:06

I can tell when margarine has been used in cake and have been quite upset when i've had to eat said cake when a friend made it.

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PeterJones Wed 24-Jan-07 15:46:46

Could someone translate cod's post

"kdis also expemt"?????

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:45:58

I hate Lola.

Her voice is as annoying as a dripping tap when you're trying to fall asleep.

And she's a whingey, spoilt little brat.

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god I LOATHE weddings.
i like wedding threads though

ProfYaffle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:44:37

Funnily enough MrsB I was moaning about this to my friend this afternoon 'haven't you got a gardener to take it away?' she asked.

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expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:44:22

No doubt, cod!

They are so naff and bourgeois!

There was NO way I was going through with that. I'd have keeled over for shame of being so onstage and everyone looking at me.


Like fishing for compliments.


PeterJones Wed 24-Jan-07 15:44:09

HAr di HAr CD....

You are probably right. all seems like the most ludicrous faff and waste of money now.

lol at this thread

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 15:43:30

My four year old does not knnow who Charlie and Lola are

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 15:42:47

harpsichords with ears, now they're dead poncey

I am not consistent on the poncey music front anyway [she added quickly]

I love Justin Timberlake

Oh PeterJones that is not poncey that just means you are one of these

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<places hands over the harpsichord's ears to protect it from Mrs B's cruel taunting>

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:41:12

Weddings are bourgeois.

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 15:40:59

ProfYaffle, if you were a proper ponce you'd pay a little man to take it to the tip for you. Or if you were proper posh you'd sling it in the back of the Landy and take it yourself...

PeterJones Wed 24-Jan-07 15:40:46


I am going to up the anti on the wedding ponciness

I wore my mothers vintage Belinda Belville dress

My hairdresser and an assistant came down from London

The choir of St Brides Fleet St sang

Amd much much more............

[runs for cover]

gamelans are just bonkers, aren't they?
MrsJohnCusack played in a gamelan orchestra too btw.
and I don't think chamber music is poncey
not being able to listen to popular music without wincing, now that's poncey

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ProfYaffle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:39:33

Am picky about champagne, only like Tattinger and Bollinger, won't drink Moet or Mumm.


that's cancelled out by the fact that I have old carpet sat on my front lawn am frantically ringing the council trying to get it taken away but they are quibbling in an unco-operative manner.

OK then cod - how about little things you don't do? I don't watch TV. Poncey?

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:39:26

Eww, lacrosse!

That's poncey?

I'm from the Southern US, if you mention lacrosse in polite company, well, isn't that for boys?

It gives you big, bulky thighs.

NotAnOtter Wed 24-Jan-07 15:39:15

instant coffee bleurgh ( embarrassing when you ask people when they offer you one and then have to say no thanks)
only andrex aloe loo roll
only posh shoes - no clarkes for my lot

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 15:39:02

[hoots with vainly-suppressed laughter]

'Chords in da Ghetto, eh?

(OI mrs b and cod I have a style question will start thread)

MrsBadger the judge coming in his bands created quite an image - then I realised what you meant

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harpsichords are NOT poncey
what an accusation
harpsichords are street
they are urban
they are in the hood

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 15:37:09

ah it may have been a poncey choir, it's not the music that makes it so

(My current choir is unbelieveably poncey, and it's a big ol' 200 voice one. The judge who comes still in his bands makes me laugh.)

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tirnanog Wed 24-Jan-07 15:36:39

We have our own Chapel in the grounds of our country residence,which dates back to the twelfth century.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:35:19

(megge that is)

I would argue the case for chamber music being poncey

Most of the rest of the choir were v poncey, in a you-can't-tell-whether-their-children-are-boys-or-girls sort of way

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:34:45

how does your dh find you in bed if you are so well camoflaged?!!

lol laughing too much now, hsve to go

The tichborne dole is fantastic though

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:34:35

methinks she doth protest too much..v nouveau <<scuttles off to antique flour bag>>

socci you could just turn down teh brightness on the screen

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PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:34:03

i am laughing so much about A) the possibility of overheating a le crueset grillpan (with what? a flamethrower? poor little asparaguses, they didn't stand a chance) and B) ONLY keeping flour in pillowcases. for a full year.

oh my god mumsnet is so funny sometimes

MrsMills Wed 24-Jan-07 15:34:03

I have 2 sets of frette bed linen and a matching nightgown

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When I were young we only got our flour from the Tichborne Dole and that was once a year
<pokes tongue out at out-poncing you in frequency of flour acquisition>

We always kept our flour in pillow cases as a result

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 15:32:25

Can we have a Thread Collision from the top of Active Convos and talk about Ponciest Things To Wear In Labour?

dotcotton Wed 24-Jan-07 15:30:34

The last serious row i had with dh was about him ruining our le creuset grill pan - i accused him of overheating it to chargrill asparagus

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:30:23

gamelans more obscure than poncey

but most interesting nonetheless

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:29:50

Oh Mrs Mills!

Look everyone she ONLY buys flour from her local mill that is only open TWICE A YEAR!

That is super-ponceroonie-tastic

we may have a winner

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 15:28:07

singing chamber music is obscure, not poncey

harpsichords are poncey...

swifterella Wed 24-Jan-07 15:28:01

oh I have a friend called Rupert and he's a bulder (maybe same one??) is that poncy enough. Only have white bedding and towels, never ever have white sugar in the house, oh and this is a corker, have Duchy Original lemon biscuits with blue cheese. PONCEEEEEEEE

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:27:48

I don't know pph, I am but a lowly producer there are lots of nice people here though. we will eventually be close to the new bh (oxf circus), prime johnny lou lou territory

1. No instant coffee - only fairtrade organic
2. No juice from concentrate, only the 'fresh' stuff, and only tropicana, not supermarket
3. I used to sing in a chamber choir (unaccompanied 16th/17th century sacred music was the thang)
4. I used to play in a gamelan orchestra
(is that poncey or just obscure?)

MrsMills Wed 24-Jan-07 15:24:58

I only buy by flour from the mill at the bottom of my village(ish). It's all ground in the traditional way and it only opens twice a year, for about 4 hours.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:23:54

I spent SO MANY hours of my life in bush house, privatising WS transmission amongst other things.
Is lovely MC still in charge of distribution? such a nice man

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:23:35

isn't that nouveau though megg, not ponce??

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bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:21:31

yes we are still here (and for the next few years by the look of it) let nation speak unto nation & all that...

Booboobedoo Wed 24-Jan-07 15:18:04

My wedding dress was couture and made in Milan.

I make my own bread - and don't own a breadmaker.

I had a hand-made wreath on my door at Christmas.

DH bought some patterned loo-roll once, and I gave it to a neighbour.

Aaaaaah... feels good to let it out.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:17:35

oh bp our last builder was called Julian

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:16:59

we played lacrosse. not netball which is crappy.
bundle are you in bush house? (is WS even still there?)

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 15:16:42

rofl at builder called Rupert

isn't Enid's barman called Rupert?

(NB where is Malory, she'd love this)

bakedpotato Wed 24-Jan-07 15:15:40

Our builder is called Rupert
My children refuse to eat shop bread

Just saw the anti-ponce thread and simply couldn't think of anything to include!

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:14:06

(and I am NOT sporty, at all)

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 15:14:01

my thoughts exactly - at least fencing's indoors in the warm.

Hallgerda Wed 24-Jan-07 15:13:57

At least you don't have to remember any silly rules while playing lacrosse, unlike netball...

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:13:45

cd i quite liked it

Carmenere Wed 24-Jan-07 15:13:16

I buy the frozen crab, frozen lobster and foie gras in Lidl.

lacrosse is the MOST vile game on earth

Anchovy Wed 24-Jan-07 15:11:51

I have a limited edition titanium McLaren stroller with Bill Amberg leather seat.

Mega ponce! I thank you!

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:11:21

pph luckily I am at the other end of the central line (holborn), though I do sympathise as I used to work in white city...(now back in radio, thank goodness)

played lacross at school (comp!) for 2 years

gave builders honey in coffee once as had no granulated sugar for them

mosschops30 Wed 24-Jan-07 15:09:29

Dont ever buy shops own tins, always brand
All my hangers have to have that little rubber bit on them and face the same way
I have never bought anything from a charity shop (although give lots to them and groan when I see what great stuff friends have bought there)

Anchovy Wed 24-Jan-07 15:08:59

DD (3) has MOP pear detangler on her hair daily followed by a dab of Bumble & Bumble leave in conditioner (she has wild and ungovernable curls and the Superdrug detangler we bought once smelled like car wash).

I have someone called Godwin delivering my Ocado shop.

Carmenere Wed 24-Jan-07 15:08:15

Thanks Enid I have to admit, it's not me but I have a suspicion that one of my very close friends does this as her grandmother was a famous novelist and I suspect she has lofty aspirations.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:07:20

the point is, bundle, that there is not a lot of choice if you have been chucked out of the BBC and are standing in white city late at night with nary a cab around for MILES

wearing a dead fox complete with eyes and feet


don't do instant coffee (i call it builders' coffee)
don't do squash (though oddly I don't mind elderflower cordial )
LOVE Billecart Salmon
I HATE drinking tea out of anything other than bone china I can't bear thick mugs
Ditto with wine glasses, Riedel or Spiegelau.

Fencing is an odd one
It was compulsary at my school for TWO YEARS can you imagine????
I do like it though

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:05:48

very cool bundle

we just don't believe you carmenere

my dd1 was christened in a 200+yr old family gown expat, will tht do? (the others were all too fat for it)

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 15:05:42

mmmmmmm........dries van noten

<<drools a la homer simpson>>

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:05:09

There's poncey and then there's bourgeois.

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 15:05:05

see my comment of 14.58 carmenere

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bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:04:51

megg ours were fine.
i hate the central line, it's just not mykinda tube

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:04:46


You weren't married in antique family heirloom dresses?

How very nouveau . . .

We eloped.

Carmenere Wed 24-Jan-07 15:04:09

Oh come on, surely I must be winning here, is that not the ponciest thing you have ever heard?

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:03:52

I was married in a Dries van Noten velvet jacket and a silk skirt from Harvey Nicks

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 15:03:44

I often do that with our roast chicken (sunday lunch one)

but poussin takes all that faff out of the equation but they still get roast chicken (also doesnt take long to cook)

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:03:16

I have a rather amusing story about an old fox fur stole of my MILs, a party at the BBC and a trip on the Central Line. Oh the humiliation. But perhaps not now.

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Not poncey.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 15:02:11

enid they were 2 for £2.50 in sainsbo's

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 15:01:08

I don't do poussin. I just roast a chicken and then make pie/stock/soup with leftovers

maybe I should do poussin



amanda wakely v glam!

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 15:00:47

oh its a fine line

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:00:39

Herbal Essences gave me dandruff.

But Redken So Soft never does .

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expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 15:00:07


Is your family in possession of vintage or antique furs passed on generation to generation?

Does this sometimes cause you brief bouts of shame ?

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:59:38

yes it is posh

but I am not actually posh so therefore it was quite pretentious ie poncey

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:58:47

(poussin isnt really poncey - they are onl yabout 2.99 and perfect for roast chicken supper for 3 kids)

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 14:58:40

I am at the mo', PPH.

I had similar breaks whilst pregnant .

But I feel it is only temporary and I will soon be quaffing Lidl Red French Table Wine soon .

I will only use Herbal Essences shampoo and condition (waiting for the orgasm which never.. er... comes... at least not while washing hair! )

I HAVE to have my Superdrug Cocoa Butter to apply all over after my bath!

Those things aren't actually all the poncy are there...

Oh I know! DH and I will ONLY eat his homemade, or Warburtons, bread!

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Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:58:10

oh plese let that be true


expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 14:57:49


Deary me, that is poncey, Enid.

Of course, one of my uncles breeds phaesant, so they were a regular on our table.

Carmenere Wed 24-Jan-07 14:57:38

I keep copies of every letter I write, in fountain pen in elegant script so that when I die the biographer can collate my letters to be published.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:57:30

poussin big in our house
as are garlic/chilli black olives (sainsbury's taste teh difference or waitrose)
i love preserved lemons with my chard

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:57:29

you'll note I spelt it correctly but was too polite to point out the mistake to mrs badger

can't be doing with accents when typing though

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:56:29

I thought you were in recovery expat?
or have I got it horribly wrong?
may be confused, sorry

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:56:19

Amanda wakeley wedding dress
Victoria Blashford snell catered it
fab crumbling stately home venue
YBA photographer

god it was my finest moment

bossykate Wed 24-Jan-07 14:56:11

<<ahem>> Canard-Duchêne

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 14:55:30

I have a long history of wine, champers and fortified wine drinking, PPH .

I still insist on a bottle of Billecart Salmon on Valentine's Day.

Ouch Noddy! Clearly ponce school din't equip me with appropriate Mumsnet etiquette.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:55:12

i only drink pink grapefruit juice

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:54:46

oh I feed my children poussin too

have just added it to shopping list

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PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:54:14

you jest bundle, but....

uwila Wed 24-Jan-07 14:52:58

I think if you refer to a premium economy flight as slumming it, then you might have to upgrade your pnce factor.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:52:20

ahem expat

prince and princess peahead are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary next week

we drank billecart salmon WELL before that auspicious day

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Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:52:07

my wedding was the most poncetastic I have ever been

I indulged my inner ponce

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 14:51:45

Oh, yes, Enid, quail's eggs and mussels.

And don't they ride horses, too?

Horses are so picturesque on a country drive.

But they are mucky and smelly in real life.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:51:25

pph - do you have a sommelier??

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:51:21

oh enid, poncetastic wedding, I would have been very happy there.

there must be lots of ponce points in weddings. my wedding dress was by catherine walker - ponceroonie

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expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 14:50:47

Billecart Salmon is the bee's knees!

I can't believe folks are just discovering it.

It's been round for ages.

But I didn't know that because I am a ponce.

I knew that because I am a boozer.

expatinscotland Wed 24-Jan-07 14:49:51

I never knew I was a ponce.

I thought I was fairly typical in upbringing and education and whatnot.

Then I moved here . . .

Oh, well.

I snigger everytime I hear someone has the forename 'Jocasta'.

Oh the horror! The horror!

Sorry, wrong book

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 14:49:50

Chez PPH has its own house champagne


tirnanog Wed 24-Jan-07 14:49:04

Camy-that's just in our holiday home by the sea-in our other home we have 9

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:48:51

we had billecart salmon at our wedding it is very nice

i like the pink LP

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:48:33

meg I'm not entirely sure but I think that might be sacreligious.

do you then use creme de la mer as a barrier cream? lol

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:47:53

CAM - I have 5. mwahahahahahahahaaaaaa

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tirnanog Wed 24-Jan-07 14:47:12

Megga-you win!

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:47:06

its official. i am a BAD MOTHER. jalopy says so

mrs badger, I don't know about canard duchene, our house champagne is billecart salmon or laurent perrier (as far as nv is concerned anyway)

CAMy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:46:58

Only one tirnanog

I have 3

Poncerating= 11/10

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tirnanog Wed 24-Jan-07 14:43:09

I have a real open fire.

noddyholder Wed 24-Jan-07 14:42:50

I don't have a profile page

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:42:25

enid a hairdresser i used to go to was flown up to scotland from london by 6 of his laydeez every 2 months

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 14:42:13

I'll drink it out of the bottle before using a plastic cup (excepetions include Henley where they get snotty about glass on the towpath)

Oh, there's poncey - I go to Henley just to snipe at people's outfits...

Ponce factor 7.8

NB PPH - is Canard Duchenne a Decent House? I need to know.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:41:29

hi Cam!
I once made aprogramme about ballpoint pens and how they're to blame for most social ills. and bad handwriting. but Buzz Aldrin did use his in space

jalopy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:40:42

If you were a good mother, you would be there at 2.30 and stay til the bitter end

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:40:26

I get my hair cut in London (I live in dorset)

QueenofTarts Wed 24-Jan-07 14:39:56

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Moet is horrible, tases like sweaty armpits. imho.
I am loads less poncey than I used to be, mind you.
I would never have drunk out of a plastic cup before, but I don't seem to mind now.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:39:20

OK NOT going to netball, since nobody can tell me if it starts at 2.45 or 3.15 so I might have missed it anyway.
oh dear

CAMy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:39:18

Hi Bundle

Enid Wed 24-Jan-07 14:36:43

I feed my children quails eggs

tirnanog Wed 24-Jan-07 14:36:26

I wear green wellies-by Hunter,when walking on the beach.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:33:55

is that you cam?

CAMy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:33:35

I wouldn't go near the netball court in this weather, my dd is similarly playing hockey this afternoon.

DaddyCool Wed 24-Jan-07 14:33:29

i can only drink alcohol out of the appropriate glass:

wine - wine glass
whisky - small tumbler
beer - pint glass

etc etc etc... i'm a big dandy, girly boy.

CAMy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:32:00

I only ever write with a fountain pen and in italic handwriting

weepootleflump Wed 24-Jan-07 14:31:33

I have Mont Blanc notepad & pen that I carry everywhere in my handbag but never use

ComeOVeneer Wed 24-Jan-07 14:31:13

I also make my own pasta, sausages and bread. Actually since stopping work I am slowly morphing into a 50's style domestic godess. Will be greeting dh home from work with a martini and an olive soon .

MrsBadger Wed 24-Jan-07 14:30:12

skip the netball

I too use a handwoven willow basket (only for Waitrose as am working when farmer's market is on)

Am also picky re champagne and gin - agree Moet NV is not nice. Canard Duchenne is generally tastier even if it's cheaper but am not sure it it's a PPH-approved Decent House.

FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 14:29:31

I have a friend who laughs at me because I don't ever go in New Look.

I've never shaped my own eyebrows.

serenity Wed 24-Jan-07 14:29:26

Don't go PPH. It's horrid out there.

I only buy greek oo too, but that's not poncy, that's just good taste!

I'm too rough to be poncy

Always have a fountain pen AND Smythson note cards in handpag.

Prob went to same ponce school.

weepootleflump Wed 24-Jan-07 14:27:55

Thanks Tutter & FikFat, now I can show dh this to let him see I'm not the only idiot who buys the stuff

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:27:02

the moon, that's easy, everything there is delish

tirnanog Wed 24-Jan-07 14:26:17

I don't use supermarkets but shop at local organic farmers market-using ny hand woven willow basket.

tigertiger Wed 24-Jan-07 14:25:49

a private room is a neccessity mellow! (though we got ours for free

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:25:46

pph go for it and get yourself a poncey treat afterwards for being such a stalwart

themoon66 Wed 24-Jan-07 14:25:20

Bundle... just read that but still have no clue what it is or what it would taste like

northerner Wed 24-Jan-07 14:24:58

Fry ups are delish on a sunday morning with a big mug of tea whilst reading tabloids....

You lot don't kow what you are missing!!!

weepootleflump Wed 24-Jan-07 14:24:53

I have been in Primark and even made a purchase - but hid carrier bag inside my Orla Kiely handbag.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:24:34

one-all. anymore netball votes?
piglit, I'm deeply impressed.

ItsMeMellowma Wed 24-Jan-07 14:24:30

I paid for a side room when I had ds1 in that poncey??

Dhs father offered!!

themoon66 Wed 24-Jan-07 14:24:04

I admit to loving flat pack furniture... it's like lego for grown ups.. very enjoyable.

OOooooh... its finally started snowing (Lincolnshire always misses out as a rule)

piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:23:52

Bundle - my mum got me some M&S earl grey when she was helping out after ds2 was born. Cack. Complete cack.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:23:47

speaking of ponce, here's an extract from the new set menu, at my favourite eaterie in Brighton, Terre A Terre...

"Moorish Yammy Mammy
Smoked tomato, caper and sultana verde Pate a Brik, accompanied by argan oil and almond skordalia, with spice pack yam waffle and falafel whip, nasturtium, fenugreek and pomegranate bead salad gastrique, with a cardamom, cinnamon bark, saffron and gigantis butterbean tagine"

northerner Wed 24-Jan-07 14:23:47

Cod I have no beauty ponces either. My make up bag is a mixture of Chanel/rimme/collection 2000. I use ASDA's own make up remover wipes.

I am no ponce and proud

FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 14:23:45

<nods frantically about balsamic vinigar and white toilet paper>

I've never cooked a fry up. I don't know how to fry an egg (although I can probably guess)

I never by cheap sausages.

I've never allowed my dd to eat tinned speghetti hop/shape things. ot tinned xyz with sausgaes <retch>

ItsMeMellowma Wed 24-Jan-07 14:23:40

Never use public transport either, which is probably why I haven;t been in Lidl... bus journey, dh uses car

ha! god I've got loads
I can't bear instant coffee, even the smell makes me heave.
I got a discount on my room rent at college because I used to get up and do the reading at the early morning service in my college chapel.
I can't bear to listen to commercial radio or Radio One.
I am extremely particular about the type of champagne I drink and also gin and I turn up my nose at cheapo stuff.
the smell of cheap candles and air freshener makes me sneeze.

ItsMeMellowma Wed 24-Jan-07 14:22:53

I also have a weird obsession thing going on with fabric softner... I must use around 5/6 bottles of the concentrated stuff in a week at times

You would think I would learn after I blocked the softner bit on my last washiing machine......

I love the Be Good to Yourself Range and love M&S overpriced stuff too

I have never been in Lidl

piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:22:41

Always have a fountain pen in your handbag. I learned that at ponce school.

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:22:33

piglit, dh bought non-twinings the other day

jalopy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:22:27

PPH, go. Feelings of guilt will torment you. .

weepootleflump Wed 24-Jan-07 14:22:09

I don't/won't use public transport

piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:21:42

pph - it's a no brainer. Put the kettle on instead. Mine's a cup of early grey with a drop of skimmed milk.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:21:12

NEVER a biro?
how is that possible?

jalopy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:20:41

I don't buy dirty lettuces.

tortoiseSHELL Wed 24-Jan-07 14:20:34

I get a veg box from Riverford and groceries from Waitrose or the deli...

but that's it I think...will keep thinking on poncissity!

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:20:29

come on, netball thoughts please.

she doesn't mind if I go or not. the B team are crap. and it is a wierd game - as soon as you get the ball you have to STOP DEAD! bloody silly. whaddya think?

Tutter Wed 24-Jan-07 14:20:03

weepootleflump, i am so with you

i'm goig to step away from this therad now, i am ponce to the core and am starting to feel shamed

piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:19:42

I only ever write with a fountain pen. Never a biro.

And agree about Twinings Earl Grey tea. Nothing else will do.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:19:39

I agree completely capp

that's why I use lovely glurpy green greek olive oil.
but for everything though, I don't think the italian extra virgin crap has enough BODY for dressings even.

weepootleflump Wed 24-Jan-07 14:19:06

I buy balsamic vinegar at around £14 for a small bottle - the rest on the shelf are priced from £1.50-£6.00.

I'm pretty sure I couldn't taste the difference either - I just like the feeling I get from putting it in my trolley

ComeOVeneer Wed 24-Jan-07 14:18:16

I no longer allow DH to do the shopping as he bought patterned toilet paper (it was on offer).

Cappuccino Wed 24-Jan-07 14:18:06

there's no point in buying extra virgin olive oil if you're going to be cooking with it

it's for dressings and doesn't cope well with hot temperatures

of course all of you ponces will already know this

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:17:46

OK quick straw poll, who thinks I should go and watch my daughter in the Under 9's "B" team playing netball on a cold and windy court 40 minutes drive away?
You have 5 minutes to say yea or nay

QueenofTarts Wed 24-Jan-07 14:17:29

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Tutter Wed 24-Jan-07 14:17:07

i give fresh wine glasses out when the wine changes

(that's an annoying one actually - results in overfilled post-dinner work surfaces)

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:16:50

that's not poncey imafairy, that's a RULE

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:16:28

ooooh decaf skinny latte, good one! most ponceworthy

we will never drink cheap champagne or (barf) sparkling wine/cava.
and has to be a decent house. which doesn't include moet NV.


Imafairy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:15:43

I will only ever buy WHITE toilet paper

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:14:18

I only ever buy greek olive oil.
rarely (never) the most expensive. But the best, naturally

BettySpaghetti Wed 24-Jan-07 14:14:02

When it comes to tea I will only drink Earl Grey and it has to be Twinings.

(but then on the non-ponce side, I put milk in it, so maybe that cancels itself out?? )

My children regularly eat quails' eggs for afternoon tea.

jalopy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:13:48

Never do fry ups.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:13:44

queen of tarts I'm prepared to slum it in premium economy, doesn't have to be business!

and we get the use the lounges anyway (shudder at the thought of sitting in the general departures at heathrow..)

ponce ponce ponce

Tutter Wed 24-Jan-07 14:13:27

god pph me too

and (hangs hea in shame) i always buy the most expensive olive oil the shop (whichever shop) has

colditz Wed 24-Jan-07 14:13:21


Ds1's little friend at playschool has his ear pierced <<groooo>>

Ds1 has since been nagging to have his done. Over-my-dead-body. What is the most poncey thing I could say to ds1 to discourage this?

ComeOVeneer Wed 24-Jan-07 14:13:18

Would love to be able to avoid ecconomy. Flew first class back from India once, it was divine.

ItsMeMellowma Wed 24-Jan-07 14:13:12

Never ever been in primark

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:12:13

ok irrational ones

I have to buy italian brand pasta in the supermarket, not supermarket own brands. I have no idea why...

QueenofTarts Wed 24-Jan-07 14:12:06

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noddyholder Wed 24-Jan-07 14:11:54

Nothing flat pack or laminate
Only natural stone for floors and wool for carpet

fizzbuzz Wed 24-Jan-07 14:11:31

oooh yes Sassy, quite agree, although damn fingernails always broken anyway.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:11:06

we are soul-flyers. was going to write "will never fly charter" but then I thought "hang on, what about private jets?"


bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:10:22

i only drink fairtraded, organic coffee

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FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 14:09:58

Sassy, agree - I wear clear or french (has to be good top notch though). I do wear colour on toes in summer.

I've never been in Primarks.

Tutter Wed 24-Jan-07 14:09:52

your last one knits nicely with mine, pph

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 14:09:52

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my sons wear chunky handknitted jumpers-a la debbie bliss.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:09:19

ok thought of some

have never bought "squash" in my life
have never bought a tabloid
have never worn a pair of tracksuit bottoms except while actually exercising
have never been to a chippie/bought a takeaway kebab
have made a vow never to fly economy again in my life, I'd rather stay at home

last one elevates me from a 6 to an 8 I'd say

Tutter Wed 24-Jan-07 14:09:05

i don't do gatwick

piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:08:55

Can't I be posh and poncey?

Loving this thread by the way.

sassy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:08:45

I never wear nail varnish on fingernails. (Do on toes in summer, necessary). Fingers - tacky.

Cloudhopper Wed 24-Jan-07 14:08:37

I am only a ponce about two things - toiletries (Molton Brown and upwards) and chocolate (Thorntons is down there with Dairy Milk in my estimation).

ItsMeMellowma Wed 24-Jan-07 14:07:45

Never again with the spray tan, only time I have been on holiday and gradually got whiter as the week went on!

ComeOVeneer Wed 24-Jan-07 14:07:33

I have to admit I do like flat pack furniture (COV confesses- in hussed tones - "I am a IKEA nut"),but good quality, stylish stuff. I had to get a new flat pack wardorbe for the new house as they couldn't get my ols solid one up the stairs so it is in the kid's playroom.

Nip Wed 24-Jan-07 14:07:28

Mellowma - my cushions match too!!!! LOL

FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 14:07:20

I don't buy from Thortons since we got a Hotel Choclat.. hadn't thought of that until I saw the G&B's post. I love good chocolate.

sassy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:07:06


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ItsMeMellowma Wed 24-Jan-07 14:06:55

My cushion covers covers match with my pictures on the wall...

FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 14:06:13

I had a spray tan once.. it was hideous. never again.

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 14:06:09

i god I would love to have a pedicure every week.
do you just go every say, tuesday at 10.00? like going to work?
FANTASTIC. top ponce. you must have beautiful feet

as for me - where to start?
actually I don't think I'm particularly poncey

cod will be rolling on the floor laughing at this point

piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:06:08

We only ever have white sheets on our (super kingsize) bed.

Cappuccino Wed 24-Jan-07 14:06:06

I'm with northerner - asda satsumas and Primark absolutely

I am anti-ponce on chocolate - can't see the point of Green and Blacks, just tastes bitter and sad

Am reusable nappy ponce tho. Think smell of baby wipes and nappy bags is so chav

fishie Wed 24-Jan-07 14:06:01

i have never donned 'leisurewear'

sassy Wed 24-Jan-07 14:05:56

I won't allow dd1 to wear the hood of her sweatshirt up "But it's cold, Mummmy" "Put your cost hood up, that's ok"

I only buy Charmian loo roll cos its double thickness and lovely

I say loo roll

I use £20 hand cream

Ponce factor..7

Cloudhopper Wed 24-Jan-07 14:05:54

Mellowma - definitely OCD!

ItsMeMellowma Wed 24-Jan-07 14:05:51

sit not site

puddle Wed 24-Jan-07 14:05:47

Have just ordered a luxury feather mattress toppper for my bed (real princess and ponce points 8/10)

MamaGstring Wed 24-Jan-07 14:05:14

i looked down my nose at a mate's B&Q kitchen

PP 8/10
BP 10/10

BP = bitch points

ItsMeMellowma Wed 24-Jan-07 14:05:12

Northerner you can some site with me, I do nothing poncy.

Is having a spray tan poncy?

Is spraying all your door handles every day with anti-bac ponsey or OCD?

Is wearing fluffy pink slippers poncey or grannyfied?

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 14:04:53

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ComeOVeneer Wed 24-Jan-07 14:04:22

Can't stand squash either, it leaves a furry film on your teeth <shudder>.

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Cloudhopper Wed 24-Jan-07 14:04:05

Dd1 has an old fashioned coat, even though she wanted the "furry puffa" type jacket.

Peter Jones - I'd love to know what your organic bath stuff is.

(does that make me a ponce or a wannabe ponce?)

FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 14:03:44

there are loads of things on here that I think oh yes/oh no but I consider them normal not poncey - doesn't that make me the biggest ponce?

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piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:03:27

Posh 'n' poncey. Innit.

fizzbuzz Wed 24-Jan-07 14:03:26

Also will not wear anyitem of clothing with logo, or designer's name on. Positively vulgar darling...

Tutter Wed 24-Jan-07 14:03:17

god no, piglit

i don't have any 'veneer' <<shudder>>

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 14:02:44

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piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:02:25

I never buy "flat pack furniture" <shudder>

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fizzbuzz Wed 24-Jan-07 14:01:47

I also will not wear trainers, think they are ugliest footwear possible.

julienetmum Wed 24-Jan-07 14:01:40

I don't drink cheap wine, only a good dry white one.

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ComeOVeneer Wed 24-Jan-07 14:01:11

That is what I thought too Fimbo, (thought it a rather odd confession by Cod, admitting to doning yesterday's dirty undies ).

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MamaGstring Wed 24-Jan-07 14:00:52

I once said to DD "oh no darling, we don't buy packet cake mix, we make our own"


julienetmum Wed 24-Jan-07 14:00:46

What is a physical jerk? Sounds painful.

As I can;t remember the lasttime I did anyform of sport I actually don't posess a pair of trainers

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piglit Wed 24-Jan-07 14:00:09

I have a pedicure every week. Even in the middle of winter when my toes are covered up by cashmere socks.